Letting well-formedness slip: was A milestone in XML

Jonathan Eisenzopf eisen at pobox.com
Mon May 17 18:09:34 BST 1999

"Matthew Sergeant (EML)" wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jeffrey Ricker [SMTP:ricker at xmls.com]
> >
> > Sorry for the delay in response. Short vacation with the family.
> >
> > First things first: Of course CDF is XML. It is one of the very first uses
> > of XML.
> >
> The XML declaration is uppercase in every example of CDF I've seen. Including all on the MS web site. Therefore their CDF parser is categorically not an XML parser. That's what I meant by CDF isn't XML, and I stand by that point.

Of course, Matt's correct and I don't think we should back down on pressing the issue. It does beg the question, what to do with older parsers and XML files? Check the declaration before parsing or just ignore and let it fail? As long as it's not built into the parser one can easily handle the uppercase declarations.


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