Simple XML conformance

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Jan 17 20:12:14 GMT 2000

Peter Murray-Rust scripsit:

> 	- tool threw a fatal error because <!DOCTYPE was missing

The XML Rec does not forbid a parser to treat validation errors as fatal.

> 	- REC-xml and DOM specify DTD but spec.dtd is not mounted

Non-validating parsers that read DTDs are entitled to get upset
if the DTD cannot be read.

> 	- several tools regard the absence of a DTD as a fatal error (i.e. they
> appear to be validating by default).

Again, that behvaior is not forbidden.

John Cowan                                   cowan at
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