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   RE: [xml-dev] XML-appropriate editing data structures

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At 3:58 PM -0500 4/9/04, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>Yep.  If a system lets a repair technician skip
>a warning or a writer inserts a caution instead
>of a warning, the repair technician can die.

Which has nothing to do with what we're discussing here. No software 
system I've seen is smart enough to tell whether a particular problem 
should be a caution or a warning in the face of a person mislabelling 
the content. A DTD cannot tell if a writer has used a caution where a 
warning is appropriate or vice versa. Similarly, a validator cannot 
determine if a warning has been omitted where one is called for. It 
can tell that a warning element is not present, but it has no way to 
know that there should have been a warning in the first place.


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)


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