Re: Article: "The horror of XML"
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: > > You never know at compile time what documents you or may not > encounter. Just because the spec says a SOAP request can't contain a > processing instruction or a document type declaration doesn't mean > one won't. But if one does, then it's not a legal SOAP request, and a SOAP processor should feel free to treat it the same as any other illegal input. It can bail out as soon as it sees '<' followed by anything other than a name start character. Now a conformant XML processor can't do that, of course, but a SOAP processor doesn't need to include a conformant XML parser. A parser for the SOAP subset will do just fine. --Joe English jenglish@f...
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