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- Subject: Conformance testing and the XML-test-suite
- From: Jeff Rafter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 03:01:10 -0700
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In the conformance test suite published by the W3C, there is a document
that explains each test and the expected message/behavior of a
conformant parser . The section "Invalid" reads:
> All conforming XML 1.0 Validating Processors are required to report
> recoverable errors in the case of documents which are Invalid. Such
> errors are violations of some validity constraint (VC).
> If a validating processor does not report an error when given one of
> these test cases, or if the error reported is a fatal error, it is not
> conformant. If the error reported does not correspond to the problem
> listed in this test description, that could also be a conformance
> problem; it might instead be a faulty diagnostic.
> All conforming XML 1.0 Nonvalidating Processors should accept these
> documents, reporting no errors.
Is this accurate? I thought any parser-- including a non-validating
parser-- could report violations of Validity Constraints insomuch as
they can recognize them .
Thanks for any clarification...