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jenglish@f... (Joe English) writes:
>I don't find it surprising that existing XML parsers
>insist on treating their input as XML.

I don't find it surprising.  I do find it inconvenient when I have to
work with tools that insist on turning my markup into escaped characters
and stuffing it into an XML documents.  

I guess the nearest comparison I can find is a broken parser that
insisted on wrapping all external entities in CDATA sections since heck,
they might contain angle brackets.

>Perhaps what you want is a parser for a language _similar_ to
>XML, or a buggy XML parser that misimplements <![CDATA[...]]>
>section parsing.

I'm actually writing one, and this kind of case is exactly the kind of
situation it should help solve:


My original point in this thread was simply that these kinds of problems
can be created by supposedly data-oriented applications just as easily
as by document-oriented power markup creators.

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org


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