A call for reason
lindsey at diac.com
Mon Nov 29 17:49:27 GMT 1999
(regarding name characters)
On Mon, 29 Nov 1999, Don Park wrote:
> Net result is that SML data will be well-formed but invalid
> name error will not be reported. Is this too much to ask?
Yes, it is too much to ask.
Your SML data may be well-formed by some idea you have of
the meaning of the term, but the XML spec has a different,
more precise definition of "well-formed". A
conforming XML processor is required to reject a
document with illegal element names. That document
is, therefore, not XML.
"Close" isn't good enough.
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