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RE: Bobby user checks

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 14:46:20 +0100 (BST)
To: David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0404221435420.1528@hugin.webthing.com>


On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk wrote:

>
>     Does that work the same as Valet by using separate parsers
>     for SGML/HTML and XML/XHTML, or have you developed/found a
>     parser that validates both?
>
> sp does both Nick. Just needs the xml declaration prior to the instance,
> then it uses XML syntax.

Yes.  But, SP's XML support has a number of known limitations.  There's
some very brief documentation of them on the SP webpages.

> (Caution, I'm speaking about sp, rather than the opensp, but its probably
> safe to assume that, unless someone knows differently?)

SP is unmaintained.  OpenSP is merely SP updated and enhanced.

> SET SP_CHARSET_FIXED=YES
> SET SP_ENCODING=XML
>
>
> NSGMLS.EXE -wxml  -s -E10 -f .\errs -c /sgml/catalog  c:/sgml/bin/xml.dcl %1
> type errs
> SET SP_ENCODING=ISO-8859-1
> SET SP_CHARSET_FIXED=NO

That'll give you exactly the same failures to validate XML as the
W3C validator (or WDG validator, arealvalidator, validator-lite),
plus a few more due to limitations which have been addressed in OpenSP.
I thought this subthread started when Carlos mentioned that
his product offered more accurate XML validation than that.

-- 
Nick Kew

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