Parser compliance

Tim Bray tbray at
Wed Nov 17 17:39:54 GMT 1999

At 12:30 PM 11/17/99 +0000, Richard Lanyon wrote:
>On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, James Clark wrote:
>> XML 1.0 DTD validation isn't very useful for the things
>> I'm interested in and I want to keep the code size small.
>It's not useful for our processing, either, but it's possible that some
>people might want our processor to tell them what's wrong with their XML
>before processing it.

I have often wondered where this myth arose that validating against a DTD
will tell you, in useful real-world terms, "what's wrong with your XML".


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