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Re: "error" reporting and recoverability

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 1998 20:27:22 -0800
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19981203185429.00ea249c@pop.intergate.bc.ca>
To: David Brownell <db@Eng.Sun.COM>, xml-editor@w3.org
At 02:12 PM 12/2/98 -0800, David Brownell wrote:
>I've noticed when testing against the spec that the definition of
>an "error" in section 1 is particularly useless when it comes to
>defining common behaviors:
>
>	Error:  a violation of the rules of this specification;
>	results are undefined.  Conforming software may detect
>	and report an error and may recover from it.

It's my belief that this is intentional, and that the "error"
formulation only applies in scenarios where the error either can't 
be detected deterministically; situations where things genuinely
*are* undefined. -Tim
Received on Thursday, 3 December 1998 23:27:11 GMT

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