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   Re: [xml-dev] The subsetting has begun

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Sean McGrath wrote:

> [Walter Perry]
>  >An XML-compliant parser *must* not turn an XML instance into any one
> particular
>  >output. Production [1] is the syntactic criterion that *input* to an XML
> parser
>  >must meet to be accepted as a document, which the Rec requires. Nothing in
> that
>  >production (nor in any other) says anything about the form of output that a
>  >parser must give to an entity matching this definition of document.
> There are plenty of occurences of "may/may not/must pass X to the application"
> in the spec. which surely say something about the form of output that a parser
> must give?

Indeed. The BNF productions, on the other hand, parameterize the parser in its
job of determining conformance of an input XML instance, I think.


Walter Perry


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