Re: B.11 Empty end-tags?
Arjun Ray wrote:
> Unless the XML spec will have normative statements regarding error recovery,
> anything better than a coredump is graceful enough, IMHO. I'd like to repeat
> my earlier comments:
> - A popular language *will* have untutored/unsophisticated users.
> - It will take just one implementation modeled on Mosaic 2.4 to
> make tag salad an ugly reality, *especially* if "graceful
> recovery" becomes an *expected* feature.
Let application developers decide how to handle error recovery. Some will opt
for graceful recovery, whether as a result of "untutored/unsophisticated users"
or some other "failure" like transmission errors. Others will opt for a coredump
- like some 30% of Unix utilities. I don't think we should specify the expected
We should take into consideration whether robust applications can be developed
around XML and part of that is graceful error recovery. My point on </TAG> is
that it enables an application to recover from what is likely to frequently
occur in the input stream.