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Re: [xml-dev] Error and Fatal Error



So what's the interpretation of the spec where it has these two categories, one of which is recoverable? What tools does that apply to?


On 17 July 2011 09:36, Philip Fearon <pgfearo@googlemail.com> wrote:
A tool calling itself an XML parser must treat XML errors as fatal.

A tool that corrects XML errors will be classified as something else.

An example of a parser that's tolerant of XML errors (so not an XML
parser) would be MindTouch's SGMLReader[1]. This is a parser that
implements the .NET XmlReader interface; if memory serves, there are a
few gaps in the implementation - because it specialises in handling

[1] http://developer.mindtouch.com/SgmlReader

Phil Fearon

On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Joe Fawcett <joefawcett@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Glad to have started a lively discussion but disappointed to have no real
> answer to my question.
> Do I take it that most mainstream parsers then treat any error as fatal?
> Joe

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