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Re: Comments on HTML WG face to face meetings in France Oct 08

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:51:44 +0100
Message-ID: <18721.8848.762370.710976@opera.com>
To: elharo@metalab.unc.edu
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, Dean Edridge <dean@dean.org.nz>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org

Also sprach Elliotte Harold:

 > It's an interesting idea, and might even work (though I'm skeptical) but 
 > it very much raises the bar for implementing parsers, and is contrary to 
 > the design of XML at a very deep level. In essence, it is a fundamental 
 > rejection of one of the core values of XML. It is the polar opposite of 
 > draconian error handling.

Yes. Draconian error handling was a mistake; it punishes users and
rewards implementations that break the standard. A simple error
recovery mechinanism would have made XML web-friendly and the world
would, possibly, have been different.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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