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Problem with resolution of Issue 221

From: Martin Gudgin <mgudgin@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 02:41:48 -0700
Message-ID: <92456F6B84D1324C943905BEEAE0278E0145CD4C@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

I was about to incorporate the resolution to issue 221[1] when I noticed
an inconsistency:

We say that a sender MUST NOT send a message containing Processing
Instructions. However, for receivers we only say SHOULD detect PIs and
generate a fault.

In the case of an intermediary ( the case we were thinking of when we
said 'SHOULD' for receivers ) this will not work, as the intermediary is
also a sender. Therefore, in order to comply with the MUST it has to
detect PIs in the inbound message, otherwise when it sends the message
onward, it might be violating the MUST.

On balance I think the best we can get away with is SHOULD NOT


[1] http:///lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xmlp-comments/2002Aug/0014.html
Received on Wednesday, 14 August 2002 05:42:20 UTC

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