Re: Feeling good about SML
Tim Bray wrote: > > At 11:54 AM 11/16/99 +0000, Sean Mc Grath wrote: > >I see this as nothing more than codifying existing > >practice. There are lots of parsers that claim > >to be XML parsers but when you look closely they > >don't do X,Y and Z per the specification. > > Is that really true? The parsers out there in the field seem to > make heroic efforts to cross all the t's and dot all the i's. Yes, really true. Consider just a dozen Java parsers; they're more or less all over the map with respect to T's and I's: http://www.xml.com/pub/1999/09/conformance/index.html Although noises I've received from a variety of vendors lead me to believe that things are going to be getting better, the current state of things is that quite a lot of "XML parsers" haven't done some of the _easy_ (!) bits of T-crossing and I-dotting, making sure widely available conformance test cases are handled right. (That's not only for Java processors.) That said, I'm not sure that the nonconformance issues will very often fit into neat categories as Sean suggests. The notion of a sub-profile of "full XML" doesn't seem to have been anyone's guiding principle, at least among processors that I've looked at. - Dave 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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