re: Parser compliance
On 16 Nov 1999, David Megginson wrote: > Sean Mc Grath <digitome@i...> writes: > > Does anyone knowledgeable in the minutia of XML compliance care to > > list the extant parsers and put them into fully XML 1.0 compliant > > and non-XML 1.0 compliant camps? > Well, Expat is drop-dead, shoot-your-dog-if-it-ain't conformant... Indeed, but it's not necessarily "fully-featured" in that it doesn't include external entities and isn't validating, which is why we didn't use it. One parser which does do these things is LT XML, but that isn't very fussy about badly-formed XML (for a start, it doesn't reject documents with more than one top-level element). So now we're onto XML4C/Xerces. Anyway, the point is that the issue of different XML document layouts for different parsers is not merely one of conformance, but of the number of optional features as well (something particularly telling in the light of the cut-down XML debate currently continuing on this list). -- Richard Lanyon (Software Engineer) | "The medium is the message" XML Script development, | - Marshall McLuhan DecisionSoft Ltd. | 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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