having to deal with mal-formed XML

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at eml.ericsson.se
Thu Feb 25 09:42:05 GMT 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Eric Prud'hommeaux [SMTP:eric at w3.org]
> On Wed, Feb 24, 1999 at 11:14:14PM -0500, Craig I. Johnson wrote:
> >  Someone from w3c should complain.
> Pursuant to this, I am charged with collecting a list of XML
> generating and using apps and evaluating their conformance with
> http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210. The objective is not to
> bash any particular vendor, but to create a forum where vendors and
> the public may determine what XML applications need attention and what
> ones will sail comfortably and interroperably into the next millineum.
> Conformance may be judged on these criteria (any probably more that I
> haven't thought of):
>   Generates well-formed XML.
>   Generates valid XML where a DTD is available.
>   Accepts well-formed/valid XML.
>   Follows the application rules described in the XML spec:
>     Produces a valid document tree when processing valid XML.
>     Produces an empty doc when it observes a fatal error (see
>       http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210#sec-terminology).
	I think most people would be happy with every XML application
creating _only_ xml that conforms with the XML spec. That would make me
happy anyway - perhaps I'm easily pleased ;-)


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