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Re: [xml-dev] Error and Fatal Error

Ah, some sanity at last. We clearly need more tools like
this SGMLReader if it is to continue to be the standard
that parsers must throw fatal errors given illformed XML.
And it looks like SGMLReader is free too! Cool! I hope
the need for such tools will diminish though as sanity
takes hold and people recognise there has to be a way
to do what this tool does with standard XML parsers too.
Stephen D Green

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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