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   Re: [xml-dev] undeclared attribute types

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At 9:24 AM -0400 4/19/02, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:

>Though parsing can continue, a validity error is supposed to stop the
>parser from passing along additional document data to the
>application.  Parsing can continue for the purpose of error discovery,
>not data extraction.

No, you're thinking of well-formedness errors. Parsing most certainly 
can continue even though a document is invalid, as long as it is 
well-formed. The XML spec clearly distinguishes between fatal errors, 
errors, and warnings. An error is "A violation of the rules of this 
specification; results are undefined. Conforming software may detect 
and report an error and may recover from it." Furthermore, 
"Violations of validity constraints are errors; they must, at user 
option, be reported by validating XML processors.]"

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