[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

RE: Why Doesn't IE5 use the DTD to Validate?

Subject: RE: Why Doesn't IE5 use the DTD to Validate?
From: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 10:22:11 -0500
email validation problems with ie5
Hi Ed,

So you assume the error is with the DTD? Not with the processing thereof?
>From what I've seen relating to IE5 on this list in the last week or so, I'd
be as suspicious of IE5's conformance and bug-free-ness as anything else.

We have to be cautious. This could be indeed be the intention of some.
Remember that these days it is a national sport among developers to do
Microsoft bashing. If we try to be as objective as possible, we should keep
to the facts. The validation, non validation problem is not only reduced to
Microsoft but also concern Mozilla. We have to determine a mechanism
flexible enough to forgive errors that _will_ occurs and still allow more
formal document interpretation especially in the electronic commerce field.

My opinion:
IE 5.x has bugs so will Mozilla. period. The rest is only a question of
religion or a question to be regulated by the federal government.
The validating DTD is a question to be resolved. Here are the issues:
a) a DTD could be used by an author just for external references (this could
be the author's intent to not have the document validated at the receiving
end but use the DTD to include external references)
b) A DTD could be used for structural validation check. Especially for
e-commerce where structural integrity of the document is important. I am not
talking here of simple equivalent to HTML forms but Domain Specific
Languages implementations like CBL, CMLEDI, etc... In that case, rendition
is not the only criteria. Document's integrity is also important.

The need for validation is domain specific and not for the Web at large.
Now, How do we tell the browser to put the validation switch ON or OFF (look
at a previous message where I explained the problem).

Didier PH Martin

<<attachment: winmail.dat>>

Current Thread


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.