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Re: Charter

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:55:32 +0100
To: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Cc: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, "public-xml-er@w3.org" <public-xml-er@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1329465332.28996.140.camel@localhost.localdomain>
On Thu, 2012-02-16 at 09:21 +0100, Jirka Kosek wrote:

> My impression is that XML-ER is going to be mostly used in webrowsers
> and all recovery actions should be logged into console so developer can
> see what to fix in order to get WF XML (if he has XML under control).

[replying to several people at once here really]

Yes, I hope so. But for that to work, the parser needs to be able to
signal that it performed such a recovery action, or that the input was
not well-formed XML.  I don't want to see broader parsers that accept
both wf and non-wf XML but can't tell if the input was wf, and can't
report any warnings, because that is likely to hurt users and to damage
XML's interoperability.

I don't care about the wording in the charter, except I'd rather see a
must than a should, because getting it right e.g. with an HTML 5 style
parser is likely to need a lot of care, and it's likely to be the _only_
style of parser people use for testing their documents.



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