Re: XML errors and fatal errors.
[John Cowan] > Of course. A simple fix would be to add a sentence to clause 2.1, > somewhat as follows: "It is a fatal error for a document not to > match the production _document_." 2. Documents A data object is an _XML document_ if it is well-formed, as defined in this specification. [...] 2.1 Well-Formed XML Documents A textual object is a well-formed XML document if: 1. Taken as a whole, it matches the production labeled _document_. [...] So, to my reading, if it doesn't match _document_, it isn't XML, and is outside the scope of the spec. The XML spec shouldn't dictate error-handling behavior for non-XML objects; otherwise, future browsers would be required not to process GIFs, Word documents, HTML, etc. That would be silly. -Chris -- <!NOTATION SGML.Geek PUBLIC "-//Anonymous//NOTATION SGML Geek//EN"> <!ENTITY crism PUBLIC "-//O'Reilly//NONSGML Christopher R. Maden//EN" "<URL>http://www.oreilly.com/people/staff/crism/ <TEL>+1.617.499.7487 <USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek> 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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