Re: SDD again
David Megginson writes: > > Paul Prescod writes: > > > Let me risk another step into the language courtroom. Validating > > parsers must always read the whole DTD. So the SDD is only for > > non-validating parsers. Non-validating parsers do not read element > > type declarations. So what is the point of this line: > > Your first premise is correct, but your second one is not. The spec > states that a validating parser must use the whole DTD; it does not > state that a non-validating parser may not use the DTD. AElfred, for > example, reads the DTD well enough that it can even flag ignorable > whitespace base on an element type's content model, but it is > non-validating. ..which means, if your parser is not a validating parser, what you receive and can do will vary. We have a "grayness" between well-formed and validating that doesn't sit too well. > That said, I still agree that the standalone declaration is wrong. > Perhaps some day, if there's an XML 1.1, we can think about fixing it. Absolutely. We need well defined classes of parsers so that implementors and users can require a certain level of processing. We also need conformance test suites for these each class of parser. Currently, validating parsers are the only real *safe* bet. ============================================================================= R. Alexander Milowski alex@v... (612) 825-4132 v|e|o MOS | sed s/SG/X/g > DYX xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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