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Re: Doc with no space in DTD considered valid

From: Jamie Norrish <jamie@artefact.org.nz>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 22:13:09 +1200
Message-ID: <16503.51381.694533.195521@brahman.artefact.org.nz>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Jukka K. Korpela writes:

 > But an error in a document type declaration need not prevent the
 > validator from finding the DTD.

Is that reasonable behaviour? While it may be not be required of a
validator to fail on a syntax error in the declaration, I think it
would be better for it to do so, if only because such errors are not
going to be caught automatically any other way. If finding the DTD
requires error-correcting parsing of the declaration, there can be no
obligation to continue with the validation process if such errors are
not corrected.

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