A call for reason

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn at ebt.com
Tue Nov 30 22:08:32 GMT 1999

> These stringent error-reporting requirements that you 
> complain about are syntax errors, sometimes run-time errors
> - and the WG is quite correct in requiring the parser to kick 
> nonconforming documents out instead of trying to figure out 
> what they meant to say.  If it's broken at that basic a level, 
> it doesn't need to be set loose - make the author fix the 
> errors first.

Absolutely in agreement.

FWIW. It was the browser vendors that asked for draconian
error handling... to the surprise of many XML-WG members.

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