Re: Article: "The horror of XML"
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: > At 4:15 PM +0000 10/31/02, Richard Tobin wrote: > > >It also observes that Infosets may be created by other means, but it > >doesn't really attempt to constrain them much. > > Which is the problem. Naturally a real XML document is well-formed. > The problem is that there can be synthetic infosets that cannot > possibly be serialized as well-formed XML documents, and other specs > are being defined in terms of this most general infoset instead of > the much more restrictive and interoperable case of XML itself. What well-formedness errors are possible in a synthetic Infoset? The only ones I can spot are: + duplicated attribute names on an element + processing instructions whose [content] property contains a PIC delimiter (?>) + comments containing a COM delimiter (--) + illegal characters in element and attribute names (this one is questionable) + countless namespace pathologies Are there any others? I really don't believe the first four items are worth getting worked up over. The last one (namespace pathologies) is the only serious problem. --Joe English jenglish@f...
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