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RE: XML 2.0

  • From: "Rick Jelliffe" <rjelliffe@a...>
  • To: "Michael Kay" <mike@s...>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:01:41 +1100 (EST)

RE:  XML 2.0
Michael Kay said:
>> What is the benefit of forcing a single root? Catching errors
>> where the document ends prematurely but on a /*/* boundary.
>
> And the benefit of NOT forcing a single root is that you can append
> incrementally to log files without the ridiculous workaround of including
> the log file as an external entity into a skeletal document entity whose
> sole function is to provide the unnecessary wrapper element.

Yes, but how do you ever know the document is complete and not truncated?

Just one more wafer, as Mr Creosote says.

The answer is that you have to trust the lower level protocols to tell
you, and my understanding is that in fact they don't/cannot.

Cheers
Rick


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