XML errors and fatal errors.
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.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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