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Re: Error handling: yes, I did mean it

From: len bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 21:38:03 -0500
Message-ID: <3368020B.57C6@hiwaay.net>
To: Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU>
CC: W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
 
> One error,
> one useless doc.  That is the promise and the threat of the
> Draconian approach.

This is dumb on the face of it.  No programmer or application 
designer will do it.   The XML language designers should stick 
to the error recovery techniques they can reasonably and 
technically define and enforce; otherwise, they have just introduced 
the first *tear off here* seam into the specification.

Applications define error handling.  To that extent to which 
an XML parser is an application parser, define standard error 
recovery.  OTW, be silent and let the mission determine the means.

Draconian?  DTDless and still silly.

len bullard
intergraph corporation
Received on Wednesday, 30 April 1997 22:38:24 EDT

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