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Re: Study of XML quality on the Web

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 22:26:28 -0500
Message-ID: <4EC87364.6050608@arcanedomain.com>
To: liam@w3.org
CC: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>, xmlschema-dev@w3.org, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
I don't know the authors, but their emails are in the paper. Perhaps they 
could be convinced to participate here?


On 11/19/2011 8:30 PM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-11-19 at 22:31 +0000, Michael Kay wrote:
>> On 19/11/2011 17:27, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
>>> I'd think readers of this list would be interested in a very nice
>>> study of the quality of XML documents on the Web. [1] The study was
>>> done by Steven Grijzenhout and Maarten Marx.
> It's nicely presented but I agree with Michael Kay that some essential
> information is missing: what proportion of the documents were XHTML/HTML
> and/or RSS?
> In addition, as Michael Kay again noted, it's not an error for a
> schemaLocation hint to fail to resolve; furthermore, it's common
> (normal, in fact) for an XML document to be valid against a schema (XSD
> or RNG) without actually mentioning that schema explicitly.
> As for the authors' thesis that "high quality" XML is necessary for
> XQuery In The Browser to be useful, I think the same applies to XSLT
> (e.g. SaxonCE), and in fact by operating on the browser's DOM it's
> presumably much lss of an issue in practice. After all, given the
> common-origin restrictions in Web browsers, the people using XQIB on the
> XML documents in the browser are presumably the publishers of the XML,
> so if it doesn't work for them, they'll fix it, no??
> Liam
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