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Re: [AC] Helping server admins not making mistakes

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:14:01 +0200
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "WAF WG (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080611101401.GH860@iCoaster.does-not-exist.org>

On 2008-06-11 03:34:29 +0200, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> It does not. You honor the processing instruction only if it
> occurs in the prolog of an XML document. If you get a 206
> response (that does not start at the first byte at least), you
> don't have an XML document but a XML fragment, you don't know
> whether a processing instruction you might find is in fact in the
> prolog, and you might not even be able to decode the document at
> all because you didn't read the encoding declaration.

> (It's quite possible the drafts say otherwise, that would most
> likely be to blame on the all-inclusive step-by-step instruction
> writing style. It should say what I wrote above and thus avoid
> this particular problem.)

FWIW, +1 to that point.

Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 10:14:36 UTC

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