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   Re: [xml-dev] ezXML parser available

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They're a couple of confusing points on the web page I hoped you could 
elaborate on. First:

"No support for wide character sets. However UTF-8 is handled correctly."

This may be my lack of C knowledge, but isn't UTF-8 a wide character 
set? Do you mean you don't handle UTF-16? UTF-8 and UTF-16 are required 
for a conformant parser. Other character sets are not.

"Ignores xml directives of the form <!...> and <?...?>. This means that 
xml features that rely on these directives, such as namespaces and DTDs, 
are not supported. Consiquently, ezXML is not a validating parser and 
tag names are reported exactly as they appear in the xml document. "

This really confuses me. I suppose you're not required to report 
comments and processing instructions, though you must check them for 
well-formedness. But how does this impact namespaces and DTDs? Neither 
of those depends on comments or processing instructions.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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