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Re: error recovery

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 18:53:39 +0100
To: "W3C XML-ER Community Group" <public-xml-er@w3.org>, "Norman Walsh" <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Message-ID: <op.v9vynpg864w2qv@annevk-macbookpro.local>
On Sat, 18 Feb 2012 13:32:15 +0100, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> I'm coming around to the view expressed by Noah and David (and others)
> that we'd be better off casting this as a new set of parsing rules for
> interpreting some sequences of characters that resemble XML but are
> not well-formed in a way that deterministicly produces a tree.
> I think when the process finishes, and we have a tree (if we have a
> tree), it will be possible (for a human) to look back and say, we got
> this tree by correcting these errors in these ways. But I'm not sure
> we should limit ourselves to describing the process in a way that
> guarantees that the XML-ER parser knows this.

It's not really clear to me what this means. I certainly want to consider  
well-formed XML too. I don't think we want to end up with two XML  
processors in our browser, for instance. Or in other words, the code  
should be like this


and not


Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:54:11 UTC

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