On Thu, 2010-12-09 at 12:13 +0000, Norman Gray wrote: [...] > ...and later, Liam Quinn wrote: Actually it was me (Liam Quinn is someone else) > > The most frequent change request I hear is to remove the strict syntax > > requirements and make every XML implementation include some sort of > > HTML-like expert system to do the parsing, automatically "correcting" > > errors like missing quotes off attribute values. Please note, I'm *not* advocating such a change, but rather saying that it's the request I hear most often. [...] > If 'XML-bis' were defined using lexer events, with strings defined as > sequences of unicode code points, then a JIS-encoded document with > missing quotes could be (required to be) handled by the lexer, > entirely transparently. In other words, why is file/wire encoding > anything to do with XML? Because XML is about file interchange. If your XML processor won't read my XML document, we've failed. Liam -- Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/ Pictures from old books: http://fromoldbooks.org/ Ankh: irc.sorcery.net irc.gnome.org www.advogato.org
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