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From: "Imsieke, Gerrit, le-tex gerrit.imsieke@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2019 04:40:35 -0000
Re:  XSLT 3.0 processor accepting non well-formed XML
Dear Wendell,

Thank you for making me aware of this enlightening and entertaining paper*! I'm sure I will quote it often, going forward, in conversations about XML, rules, pedantry, etc.

Gerrit

* The term "paper", which actually refers to an HTML page, is an example for a change of rules, in this case the rather rigid conventions regarding conferences and their proceedings, that was agreed upon by all stakeholders: conference organizers, paper submitters, and readers alike. All are fine with the fact that there are no on-paper submissions and no printed proceedings (not even in the paper-imitating PDF format). However, they continue to call it "paper" which is, taken literally, wrong. So words can acquire additional, figurative meanings if the community agrees on it, and we should allow other rules to evolve just like language does.

P.S.: The rules for loading the dishwasher are non-negotiable.


On 01.03.2019 23:11, Wendell Piez wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Without this particular example to hand, I actually wrote about this a
few years ago -- perhaps Mike remembers this paper (I remember at
least he was kind to me about it) --

https://www.balisage.net/Proceedings/vol3/html/Piez01/BalisageVol3-Piez01.html

The ethics are not in whether you follow all the rules all the time,
but in how you follow them and to what end(s).

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