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Re: nextml

  • From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
  • To: Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 11:49:46 -0500

Re:  nextml
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.


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