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Re: Comments on WD-mobileOK-basic10-tests-20070130

From: Timur Mehrvarz <timur.mehrvarz@web.de>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 20:17:20 +0100
Message-Id: <4F8C9C2F-49A7-42F2-95DC-29AFC559107B@web.de>
Cc: "Kai Hendry" <hendry@iki.fi>, public-bpwg-comments@w3.org
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

On 07.03.2007, at 09:50, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 09:44:28 +0100, Timur Mehrvarz  
> <timur.mehrvarz@web.de> wrote:
>> It is good idea to educate authors about the advantages of XML  
>> conformant content. It is also good, for mobile phones (and  
>> desktop GUI applications) to be rather forgiving about possible  
>> document structure issues. In particular, when document viewing  
>> apps deal with remote documents. For the Web to evolve and become  
>> more mobile friendly, is also a good thing.
> I very much agree! However, the XML specification explicitly  
> forbids this. And we should try to follow the specifications, I  
> think, otherwise it becomes a mess. Then again, maybe that already  
> happened due to the other mobile browsers out there... One way  
> forward would be defining a version of XML that has explicit error  
> recovery rules for user agents to follow. (So that basically you  
> can deterministically create an XML document from any string.)

A specification can explicitly forbid a group of (enduser)  
applications to be forgiving about Non-Well-Formed-XML documents? A  
type of document it otherwise doesn't even talk about?


Maybe you can point me to the relevant text.

Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2007 19:24:48 UTC

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