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RE: tag name state

From: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 04:21:59 -0800
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "public-xml-er@w3.org Community Group" <public-xml-er@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EB42045A1F00224E93B82E949EC6675E16ADE8FF62@EXCHG-BE.marklogic.com>
I must be missing something too.
What would be a use case of XML-ER if the result is not valid XML ?

I still suggest we start with use cases, document and agree to those before proceeding further.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@nag.co.uk]
> Sent: Friday, March 02, 2012 6:39 AM
> To: Anne van Kesteren
> Cc: public-xml-er@w3.org Community Group
> Subject: Re: tag name state
> 
> 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.
> 
> David
> 
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