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Re: Semicolon after entities

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 07:20:31 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0704250717260.12336@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 25 Apr 2007, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> If you first specify a requirement on documents (always use ";") and 
> then specify mandatory error processing related to it (browsers must 
> recognize entity references without ";"), then you have effectively 
> defined the error as a feature, though a deprecated one. But you can 
> proclaim that you have now defined a stricter version of the language. 

No, if you say something is non-conforming, it's non-conforming. Whether 
the error handling is defined recovery, reverse-engineered undefined 
recovery, or a fatal error has no effect on how strict the language is. 
The language's strictness is up to its conformance criteria.

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