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On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 02:07:42PM -0800, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> So what does the following statement mean then?
> "One can do validation in the writer and then plausibly skip the sort of
> checks you mention in a reader, and still be talking about XML, even
> with today's textual interchange formats."
I was replying to Derick Denny-Brown, who mentioned specifically
> Duplicate attribute detection,
> character checking, namespace resolution/checking.
(although I'm not sure what he m eans by namespace resolution, since
one isn't supposed to have to dereference the namespace URI)
> Sounds like you are claiming that XML parsers (e.g. the stuff that XML
> web service end points or RSS aggregators use to consume XML coming from
> arbitrary and sometimes malicious sources) should skip well-formedness &
> validity tests since they can trust the writers.
That's not what I meant to claim -- you quoted me out of context.
Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/