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From: "Michael Leditschke" <email@example.com>
> Rick uses the term "well-formed" as one of his suggested kinds of
> documents, a kind he then suggests should be deprecated. I took
> this to mean well-formed per XML 1.0, which includes
> the constraints on tag structure.
Yes, but the headless XML also has those constraints, so they need not
be at issue. The issue is that a document does not forceably constrain which
class of parser is required to get its infoset: I think standalone has failed
because it requires a too unrealistic smigeon of work at both ends to make it
Given that we have other schema languages floating around now, if a
DOCTYPE is specificied, the expectation of a parser should be that it
means the document is not standalone: that the DOCTYPE exists because
it provides entities and defaults an ID information rather than for QA.
* Anyway, in SAX 2, we can get the http://xml.org/sax/features/is-standalone/ value only after we have started parsing, but we cannot change the value of http://xml.org/sax/features/validation while parsing. The ship has already set sail.