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Re: Sudden death: request for missing input

From: Dave Peterson <davep@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 18:23:52 -0400
Message-Id: <v01540b03af8ad333d65a@[207.60.235.16]>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 1:39 PM 4/28/97, altheim wrote:

>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.

Of course.  What's draconian is to require that the parser *not* attempt
any error recovery after finding the error.  That seems to be what some
people want.

Dave Peterson
SGMLWorks!

davep@acm.org
Received on Monday, 28 April 1997 18:24:51 EDT

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