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Re: Charter

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:09:36 +0100
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-xml-er@w3.org
Message-Id: <8F0B141A-8A63-4200-864B-7353EC3DC6DC@berjon.com>
To: liam@w3.org
On Feb 15, 2012, at 20:59 , Liam R E Quin wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-02-15 at 16:29 +0100, Robin Berjon wrote:
>> I added,
>>> "Applications must be able to distinguish well-formed XML from
>>> corrected-to-well-formed XML." - I hope it's OK.
>> 
>> I'm less sure about this one. I see where you're coming from but I
>> would hesitate to add it at the charter level where it becomes binding
>> for all eternity.
>> 
>> My concern is this: if they can be distinguished at the format level,
>> then there's a risk that they might not be compatible.
> 
> If one stream parses as XML and one doesn't, *someone* can distinguish
> them.

Ah, sorry, I misunderstood what you said as indicating that the two formats must make it possible (upfront) to indicate to an application which one is which.

> I'm trying to make sure that we enable user agents to give warning
> messages to developers and authors.

Yes, that makes sense  I think we're in violent agreement. I suspect that Norm's rephrasing captures that.

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