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Re: Unserializable documents

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 22:30:00 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b3axup19j.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Norman Walsh writes:

> I suggest we replace the first paragraph of 2.2 with:

I'm happy with these words, but I think we need to add a bit more in
two respects:

1) Put an obligation on implementations to document -- somthing along
the lines of

 Except for cases which are specifically called out in [section 7],
 the extent to which namespace fixup and checks for outputs which
 cannot be serialized into well-formed XML documents are performed on
 intermediate outputs is *implementation-defined*.

2) Clarify that serialization *must* produce well-formed documents.
Somewhere, possibly in 2.2, we need to say something along the lines
of

  Whenever an implementation serializes pipeline contents, for example
  for pipeline outputs, or as part of steps such as p:store or
  p:http-request, it is a *dynamic error* if that serialization cannot
  be done so as to produce a well-formed XML document.

ht
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