Re: Microsoft's responce to XML.com article
James Clark wrote: > > David Brownell wrote: > > > > "Simon St.Laurent" wrote: > > > > * Is <![CDATA[ ]> the same as ignorable whitespace? We say no. > > > > In this area, as in some others, the XML specification errata need to > > get updated. This is test that I called attention to in the review. > > (It came from some XML-Dev discussions, where Microsoft was silent.) > > > > In the absence of W3C errata ruling out this handling, ... > > Microsoft is right on this one. See > > http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-19980210-errata#E28 Hmm, errata updated (previous 2/17/1999) ... YESTERDAY!! Good news that they got updated, though from the evidence the corrections have been sitting on the shelf for about seven months now. Prompt publication would have helped everyone; for example, the first published version of those tests would likely have addressed then-current errata. > I have to say I think it's inappropriate for the NIST/OASIS test suite > to include controversial cases, where there are legitimate differences > of opinion on the correct interpretation of the spec that are not > resolved by the errata. As I recall, when this case was incorporated there was no known controversy. There had been a discussion, and it had seemed to be settled -- which is how that case got in. Any controversy came by later. At any rate, that issue can now be fully laid to rest, since more of the errata are now published. And I will hope that the test suite gets promptly updated. - 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/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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