Re: An approach to let XML 2.n resources hold multiple entitie
On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 08:15:24AM -0500, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: > Keep in mind that it is possible *now*, *today*, in XML 1.0 for a > file or a stream to contain multiple consecutive XML documents, as > well as other things. In fact, this may actually occur with multipart > MIME and/or HTTP 1.1. XML 1.0 makes no requirement that a file or > stream contain only one document. > > An XML parser is typically positioned at the byte that begins the XML > document by some external process. There is no reason that the > initial parser position has to be byte 0 of the stream. For instance, > in HTTP 1.0 it's almost never byte 0 of the stream. An external > process needs to strip off the header first. The key is that the layer calling the parser must stop parsing at the right boundary requiring some kind of preparsing or a-priori knowledge on the stream. If the parser is left going on the stream then it must report an error and abort. Daniel -- Daniel Veillard | Red Hat Network https://rhn.redhat.com/ veillard@r... | libxml GNOME XML XSLT toolkit http://xmlsoft.org/ http://veillard.com/ | Rpmfind RPM search engine http://rpmfind.net/
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