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> > The more exciting flip-side to this is issues of partial validity. Rick
> > Jelliffe's pretty convincing on the possibilities of both partial
> > validity and partial well-formedness, but it's kind of a dark area that
> > specs don't seem to want to ponder too deeply.
> I agree about partial validity. What's partial well-formedness?
You are typing markup and haven't yet added an angle bracket or a close tag
or a semi-colon to a character reference. Or more significantly, you have
only typed half the structure ( e.g., you still have five close tags to go).
It will be well-formed when you get done, but you are still typing.
In other words, any editing that doesn't insert an entire, well-formed
skeleton into your document at one go.