Basic Question

Frank Boumphrey bckman at
Fri Mar 12 16:51:41 GMT 1999

use XHTML which is well formed xml

----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Rudman <rudman at>
To: 'XML-DEV' <xml-dev at>
Sent: Friday, March 12, 1999 8:59 AM
Subject: Basic Question

>I apologize for the basic question in advance :)
>With the wealth of XML libraries available, I am more and more inclined to
>make use of these libraries to help me create, parse, and utilize my own
>markup language to be embedded within an HTML document.  My understanding
>XML at this point is that it must be well-formed or a fatal error occurs.
>If this is the case, how can I deal with the fact that most HTML documents
>are NOT well-formed and that most HTML design tools do not enforce,
>or even sometimes support, well-formedness in a document?
>Things would be rosy if I didn't have to rely on HTML, but my application
>requires it.
>-- Dan

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