Re: Feeling good about SML
Sean Mc Grath wrote: > > 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? > > The next step would be to segregate the > XML 1.0 compliant parsers along the > lines of things they do that are > "optional" per the spec. that cause > interoperability problems. I am sort of surprised this isn't already done. One of the first things done for X3D and VRML was to get NIST involved in conformance testing. It didn't fix the problem with non-conformant implementations but it was helpful in sorting them out. The problem has been by the time the conformance tests are done, the spec has moved on or there are new related specs. But, this was where we were in SGML in about 1995-96 with regards to using the applications. We had to write up tests for the US Navy and even these weren't enough because they were based on surface characteristics. Conformance testing is necessary for XML; otherwise, the application languages don't have a chance of being truly portable. len 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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