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Re: HTML and XML

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:08:08 +0100
Message-ID: <4992F7E8.1050703@gmx.de>
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, www-tag@w3.org

Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>> As far as I can tell, the Atom feed format gets away with draconian 
>> error handling (minus the RFC3023 thingy) quite well.
> I wouldn't say that is entirely true: Atom, as well as RFC3023 issues, 
> hits the character decoding restriction, i.e.,
>> It is a fatal error if an XML entity is determined (via default, 
>> encoding declaration, or higher-level protocol) to be in a certain 
>> encoding but contains byte sequences that are not legal in that encoding.
> It is fairly common for feeds to contain invalid byte sequences. Also, 

Can you qualify "fairly common"?

My understanding is that those feeds will not work within Microsoft's 
feed parsing framework, used in IE (please correct me if I'm wrong here).

> ...

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 16:08:58 UTC

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