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Re: Possible changes for XML 2nd Edition

From: Taba Miklos <miklos.taba@innovativeideasoy.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 12:43:20 +0300
Message-ID: <392CF5B8.CC8230EF@innovativeideasoy.com>
To: xml-editor@w3.org, "xml-dev@xml.org" <xml-dev@xml.org>
John Cowan wrote:
> The XML Core WG would like input from the xml-dev public, particularly
> those of you who have implemented XML parsers, on the following points:
> Issue PE28:
> Currently the XML Recommendation is silent about the handling of
> documents that contain "impossible" bytes.  For example, the byte 0xFF
> cannot appear in any UTF-8 encoded document.  We are considering making
> such violations of the encoding a fatal error.
That sounds very good.

Supposing the two possibiliy:
1. "impossible" bytes are fatal error
 - A severe application is glad, easy implementation is possible.
 - A relaxed application has some overhead to prepare the input
   for a strict parser.
2. "impossible"bytes are swallowed
 - A severe application has difficulties to preprocess
   the input source, if it can at all.
 - A relaxed application is satisfied.

I think the XML Core WG should support rather the strict
applications. Also, imho, any relaxed rule can
cause great interoperability problems.

Innovative Ideas Oy, Helsinki
Received on Thursday, 25 May 2000 05:13:07 UTC

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