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Re: Error Handling

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 15:58:57 +0700
Message-ID: <35D69F51.E288EEE@jclark.com>
To: David Brownell <db@argon.Eng.Sun.COM>
CC: xml-names-issues@w3.org
David Brownell wrote:

>         That is, does this spec increase parsing costs by requiring such
>         state to be stacked even in event-based parsers which currently
>         don't need to record such state?

They already have to maintain a stack of open element type names.

> My suggestion would be to specify the behaviour of a "namespace
> processor" -- distinct from an XML processor! -- and define its
> behaviours in terms of the data provided to it by an XML processor
> (driven either by parsing events or by some parse tree).  This
> processor would only need markup related data as input.

This has to wait until we have a spec for what the output of an XML
processor is, but I agree this would be a good way to explain it.

James
Received on Sunday, 16 August 1998 05:39:05 UTC

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