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From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 14:41:02 +0100
To: public-appformats@w3.org
Message-ID: <ed9d9f$7a4$1@sea.gmane.org>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

"Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com> wrote in message 
> On Fri, 01 Sep 2006 14:19:34 +0100, Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net> 
> wrote:
>>>   5. "XML parsing failed: syntax error (Line: 8, Character: 0)" in 
>>> Opera;
>> That's interesting...does failing to parse properly necessarily have
>> to prevent rendering?
> That's not really the point. The mistake could be on the first line. For 
> example, lots of pages have whitespace before the XML Prolog or don't 
> declare a namespace or insert some <meta> elements that are not "self 
> closing." And whether or not we render half of the page, it would still be 
> worse than in Internet Explorer. Not to speak of the differences in 
> scripting and such.

So render all the page - it's not XML, so render it using the HTML version - 
which is what you would've done if your algorithm had decided it was HTML, 
nothing is lost other than the parsing time to first consider it XML.

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