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elharo@metalab.unc.edu (Elliotte Rusty Harold) writes:
>No, validation doesn't help because it has absolutely nothing to say 
>about comments, processing instructions, CDATA sections, white space 
>in tags, or character entities and very little to say about entity 
>references. It's just too hard to tell what is and isn't the string 
>you're looking for without using a genuine parser.

Maybe Jeff meant normalization more than validation?

Normalization helps with some things (more, I think, than validation),
but also has its own costs.

Simon St.Laurent
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