A call for reason

William Lindsey 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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