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>> As far as I can tell, the XML spec does not state that a non-validating
>> XML processor must not report VC violations. However, the moment it does
>> report some of them, it could be considered a faulty validating pocessor.
> But the parser clearly identifies itself as non-validating.
>> From a practical point of view, a non-validating processor that
>> reports VC violations as errors would not be very useful, as you could
>> not check for well-formedness of a document, unless you examine each
>> reported error manually.
> Sure you could-- the parser would report WF errors as Fatal Errors and
> stop processing, while it would report VC errors as Errors and continue
Yes, that is, if the parser makes such a distinction.