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Re: External parsed entities (Re: Inconsistency between IETF and W3C...)

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 15:39:44 +0100
Message-ID: <3847D630.301DB09C@w3.org>
To: MURATA Makoto <murata.makoto@fujixerox.co.jp>
CC: ietf-xml-mime@imc.org, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, timbl@w3.org, simonstl@simonstl.com, Tsmith@parc.xerox.com, xsl-editors@w3.org

MURATA Makoto wrote:
> Chris Lilley wrote:
> > Yes. Even more, though, I care about the converse case; in the case of
> > applications/xml, it should always be the case that it is xml. If it is
> > not, then it is an error, rather than being "a little used case which is
> > actually legal but we dodn't expect people to use it directly".
> We cannot guarantee that the MIME body is really XML since errors will happen.

Sure - but when they hzappen, they should be *errors*. Not, something
that is supposed to happen sometimes.

> But we can elminate the possibility that correctly-labelled data cause
> fatal errors.

Yes, exactly.

> Having heard your argument, I am inclined to introduce a media type
> for external parsed entities. 

Thanks. I am glad that we now agree.

> How do other people feel?
> As for external PARAMETER entities, they always parse as external DTD subsets.
> I now think that we do not need a specialized media type for external parameter
> entites.

Instead, they should be labelled as what?

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