XML errors and fatal errors.

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Fri Aug 7 19:14:50 BST 1998

Chris Maden wrote:

> So, to my reading, if it doesn't match _document_, it isn't XML, and
> is outside the scope of the spec.  The XML spec shouldn't dictate
> error-handling behavior for non-XML objects; otherwise, future
> browsers would be required not to process GIFs, Word documents, HTML,
> etc.  That would be silly.

My point is that it's regrettable that

	<root>This is a broken XML document

does not require a fatal error, whereas

	<root>This is a broken XML document</ROOT>

does, as it violates a specific WFC.

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