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Re: XHTML and MIME

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 11:00:01 -0700
To: public-appformats@w3.org, www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060901180001.GA27362@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Friday 2006-09-01 10:03 -0700, T.V Raman wrote:
> It's always been a mystery to me as to why   people advocating
> tag-soup continuation assert "we can build a DOM from tag-soup"
> but then immediately insist on never doing failure recovery when
> parsing  xhtml.

Because one set of undocumented non-interoperable tag soup parsing rules
is more than enough?

If there were a spec defining exactly what errors were corrected and
how, then it would be much more reasonable.  Of course, there already is
such a spec -- XML 1.0 -- and it says [1]:

# Once a fatal error is detected, however, the processor MUST NOT
# continue normal processing (i.e., it MUST NOT continue to pass
# character data and information about the document's logical structure
# to the application in the normal way).

-David

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/#dt-fatal

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L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation

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