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At 7:18 PM -0500 3/3/02, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

>Then that leaves me wondering yet again whether XInclude is as good an
>idea as its promoters seems to believe.  Being _stuck_ with error
>information in the content of a document rather than an explicit warning
>seems like a pretty poor way to communicate that an error has occurred.

On a document level, it's easy to be draconian. Simply don't provide 
any xinclude:fallback elements. Then a missing resource will be 
fatal. The current draft doesn't provide any means to implement this 
at the parser level though. This is  all new functionality in the 
recently released CR, so if you don't like this make a comment to the 
working group. (Personally, I think anything as major as this should 
require a return to working draft status. Stuff like this should not 
be added at CR.)

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