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Re: tag name state

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:38:41 +0000
Message-ID: <4F50B141.4040503@nag.co.uk>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "public-xml-er@w3.org Community Group" <public-xml-er@w3.org>
On 02/03/2012 11:29, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Is that really a hard requirement?

Well we should decide if it is or not:-) I think it should be.

The use case I have personally for xml-er is to put at the start of an
xml pipeline so that the data can be processed with xml tools.

If the tree has elements in it that don't correspond to xml names, it
can't be traversed with xpath or xquery, can't be validated with XSD or
Relax Ng, basically it can't be used in any way at all by any XML tools
that I have to hand.

If the output of xml-er is not guaranteed to be equivalent to the XML
parse of some tree, then it can't be dropped in as an alternative
parser, there would always have to be a check-if-wellformed-and-fixup
stage on the _output_ of xml-er. If you are having to check and apply
ad-hoc fix up the output from xml-er then it is hardly meeting its main
use case as a standardised xml parser with standardised recovery.


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