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Re: Sudden death: request for missing input

From: altheim <altheim@mehitabel.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 13:39:48 -0700 (PDT)
To: U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <libSDtMail.9704281339.26483.altheim@mehitabel>
Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU> writes:
> What is wrong with allowing applications and XML processors to
> decide for themselves whether it makes sense to attempt to recover
> from errors?

Michael,

I've been trying to follow this thread, and it brings up a simple
question: if error handling/recovery is entirely up to a vendor, what's 
stopping someone from making some minor changes to an existing HTML
browser and calling it an XML browser?

Requiring conforming processors to notify applications, and requiring
conforming applications to notify their users seems hardly draconian.
After notification, I think you are correct: it is then up to the developer
to decide what is appropriate in the specific XML application. But the
notification must be mandatory, otherwise we're back to the Web's current
broken error handling behaviour.

Murray

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Murray Altheim, SGML Grease Monkey                    <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Member of Technical Staff, Tools Development & Support
Sun Microsystems, 2550 Garcia Ave., MS UMPK17-102, Menlo Park, CA 94043 USA
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Received on Monday, 28 April 1997 16:40:36 EDT

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