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RE: Draft - Fixup or Full XML Parser

From: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:48:48 -0800
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, W3C XML-ER Community Group <public-xml-er@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EB42045A1F00224E93B82E949EC6675E16ADC5F724@EXCHG-BE.marklogic.com>
Norm, what's your opinion on the use case of using  an ER parser as a front-end to an existing parser.
To me that seems the simplest and most useful case.  (although almost certainly not the most *efficient*).

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Norman Walsh [mailto:ndw@nwalsh.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:38 AM
> To: W3C XML-ER Community Group
> Subject: Re: Draft - Fixup or Full XML Parser
> 
> Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com> writes:
> > It wouldn't. It would leave my existing and working toolchain alone,
> > augmenting it with a fixup tool for when things are broken.
> 
> I think there are going to be two patterns of use: some applications
> are going to try to parse with a strict XML parser and use the ER
> parser only when that fails, others are going to only use the ER
> parser. I don't think we should try to favor one pattern over the
> other.
> 
> I think it's important that an ER parser produces the same infoset as
> an XML parser for all WF XML documents that don't have an internal or
> external subset.
> 
> 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.
> 
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm
> 
> --
> Norman Walsh
> Lead Engineer
> MarkLogic Corporation
> Phone: +1 413 624 6676
> www.marklogic.com
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