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Re: XML namespaces on the Web

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:40:16 -0500
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: Krzysztof MaczyĆ?ski <1981km@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20091117184016.GA1847@mercury.ccil.org>
Lachlan Hunt scripsit:

> This would have the unfortunate side effect of causing existing XML 1.0 
> parsers encountering <?xml parse="lax"?> to throw a well-formedness 
> error, thus losing all the benefits of backwards compatibility that the 
> original XML5 proposal has.

That's a good side effect.  It tells the XML 1.x parser right up front
that it should reject this document.

> No, the parsing algorithm should be determined at parse time depending 
> on the needs of the application.  A web browser, for example, would 
> typically always want to use graceful error recovery for web content, 
> like XHTML, SVG, etc.

Nothing prevents browsers from doing so today.  Why don't they?

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