XML syntax (was Re: external subset syntax)

Richard Tobin richard at cogsci.ed.ac.uk
Wed Dec 17 16:36:11 GMT 1997

> No, it's not SGML's fault, at least not this time.  Conforming SGML
> parsers are allowed to continue processing if they want to, and are
> even allowed not to report errors at all (as long as they don't claim
> to be "validating parsers").  XML has gone way beyond any SGML
> requirements with this one.

Always remember that your software doesn't have to be a conforming
XML processor unless you want it to be.  There are several applications
where you certainly *don't* want to be a conforming processor, such as
an XML editor.

-- Richard

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