Valid XML Question - 017.XML

RJA at RJA at
Tue Oct 20 09:38:16 BST 1998

Richard J. Anderson at DI
10/20/98 08:38 AM


I've been recently testing my XML C++ parser against J Clarks XML test
cases.    Whilst testing against valid/sa/017.xml I found a problem in the
XML file, or more likely my parser.  Here is the file:

<!DOCTYPE doc [
<doc><?pi some data ? > <??></doc>

On the 4th line, the second PI has no name, which according to the spec is
not valid.  Is this valid ? Is it even a PI ? Have I overlooked something
in the spec !?!?!

Whilst on the subject of test cases, are there any more XML testbeds I
could use too ?

Kind Regards,

Richard Anderson.

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