Syntax Questions

Samuel R. Blackburn sblackbu at
Thu Jul 29 22:40:25 BST 1999

I just published the latest version of my freeware parser (for NT)
and came across a couple of interesting differences between my
parser and MSXML. What I'm wondering is which is correct?

First Problem

MSXML (v5.00.2314.1000) will not parse the following:

<Sammy>Loves Laura</Sammy>
<Sammy>Loves Laura</Sammy>

It says there can be only one top level element in a document.
The spec says in section 2.1 that a document contains one or more

Last Problem

MSXML doesn't like multiple colons in an element name. It will
not parse the following:

<I:Love:Cookies>With Milk</I:Love:Cookies>

But rules 4 and 5 do not impose this restriction.

What gives?



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