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Re: HTML and XML

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 13:38:52 +0000
Message-Id: <F2C744BD-DE8F-448A-A7E1-A95D641ABFFD@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.manchester.ac.uk>, www-tag@w3.org
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
On 16 Feb 2009, at 12:06, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Bijan Parsia wrote:
>> ...
>> In one graduate course (with the majority of students being PhD  
>> students), the students were supposed to produce a simple RDF/XML  
>> document. The majority of the submissions (IIRC) were not well  
>> formed XML.
>> ...
> I really having trouble believing this, unless the students weren't  
> told about how XML syntax works (were they?), and how to check it  
> (such as simply dropping the document into IE).

Oh, when trying to repair the DLDP xml dump, I assure you that simply  
dropping a multimegabyte file into IE wasn't straightforward. Nor was  
correcting the errors. A forgiving parser that gave me a DOM to work  
with (e.g., to xquery) would have been a boon.

It would be much nicer to deal with even mal-formed XML if I could  
use the XML toolchain. (E.g., transforms, schematron rules, etc.)  
Have to deal with stuff at the text level is very difficult (for me,  
anyway, esp. when it's big).

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