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RE: Draft - Fixup or Full XML Parser

From: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:45:14 -0800
To: "liam@w3.org" <liam@w3.org>, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
CC: W3C XML-ER Community Group <public-xml-er@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EB42045A1F00224E93B82E949EC6675E16ADC5F857@EXCHG-BE.marklogic.com>
> > 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 ? 

David Lee
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation
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