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FW: [XInclude] Syntactically incorrect IRIs in href attributes

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 15:32:53 -0700
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To: <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>
Cc: "Elliotte Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>

[Elliote, the XML Core WG has moved to a public mailing list.  We hope
this will increase the visibility of our process.]

In reviewing our final issues, I realized I missed Eliotte's objection
to one of the resolutions we made (xi-2).

IIRC, it was Daniel that had layering problems with a fatal error.  Can
we elaborate a bit more on the implementation strategy in question?

-----Original Message-----
From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 4:39 PM
To: Jonathan Marsh
Cc: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org
Subject: RE: Syntactically incorrect IRIs in href attributes

At 2:54 PM -0700 6/9/04, Jonathan Marsh wrote:
>This is a bit tricky, as the useful thing for authors is to flag the
>error as early as possible, but that precludes some implementation
>strategies.  So the WG agreed to add a statement to this effect:
>
>---
>A syntactically invalid IRI <termref def="dt-must">should</termref> be
>reported as a <termref def="dt-error">fatal error</termref>, but some
>implementations may find it impractical to distinguish this case from a
><termref def="dt-resource-error">resource error</termref>.
>---
>

I don't really mid it being a fatal error. However, I dislike making 
this an implementation option. I prefer to lock down the behavior as 
much as possible for the sake of interoperability. Could you 
elaborate on the implementation strategies requiring this to be a 
fatal error would preclude? They're not obvious to me.
-- 

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
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