Parser compliance

Lauren Wood lauren at
Wed Nov 17 19:25:34 GMT 1999

On 17 Nov 99, at 9:40, Tim Bray wrote:

> 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".

Validation doesn't tell you everything that's wrong with your XML, 
but if the DTD (or, in the future, the schema) has been written in a 
useful way (i.e. it isn't too lax), it certainly can tell you *some* 
useful things about what's wrong with your XML. 


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