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Re: Hidden errors

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 11:02:28 -0500
Message-ID: <41C6F794.6030308@metalab.unc.edu>
To: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org

After having read the final recommendation, I think I've changed my mind 
on what happens here, even though no text relevant to this has changed. 
I think the relevant sentence is:

Other content (text, processing instructions, comments, elements not in 
the XInclude namespace, descendants of child elements) is not 
constrained by this specification and is ignored by the XInclude 
processor, that is, it has no effect on include processing, and does not 
appear in the children properties of the result infoset.

I am now hypothesizing that fatal XInclude errors hidden inside 
unactivated fallbacks are not fatal, and should not be reported. In any 
case, this is what I am going to implement in XOM 1.0 (and what has been 
implemented in the last several releases). If anyone disagrees with 
that, please holler.

-- 
Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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