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Re: Draft - Fixup or Full XML Parser

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:05:12 -0500
To: W3C XML-ER Community Group <public-xml-er@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m2ipizhmg7.fsf@nwalsh.com>
David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com> writes:
>> > I'd like it to be true for *all* WF XML documents, but I can imagine
>> > that we might decide that the ER parser doesn't handle every possible
>> > peculiarity of DTD parsing.
>> Right; fetching a DTD is the only plausible way to recover from
>> undefined entities, for example.
> To me, this is an argument in favor of the idea that from a specs
> perspective the "ER XML Parser" is not necessarily a full XML parser.
> And thus *may not be* a drop-in replacement for a full XML parser in all use cases.
> Am I reading that wrong ? 

I don't think so. Time will tell how big a gap "may not be" leaves.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation
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