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   Re: [xml-dev] Perceived C/B for XML 1.1

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Berend de Boer scripsit:

> I think this world would be a better place if we were very conservative 
> in what we accept. If you aren't, the generators are sloppy as well, 
> because faults are never detected. And if a big vendor makes a fault in 
> its generation, you even run the danger of becoming it a standard.

"Conservative" in this context means "strictly conforming to a standard".
"Liberal" means "strictly conforming to one or more versions of a standard."
It does not necessarily mean "attempt to repair the garbage you get."

John Cowan  jcowan@reutershealth.com  www.ccil.org/~cowan  www.reutershealth.com
"The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own
skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among
other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague."  --Edsger Dijkstra


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