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Re: XML namespaces on the Web

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:59:04 +0100
Message-ID: <4B01A0F8.9090603@kosek.cz>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> 2009/11/16 Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>:
>> Moreover something what is appropriate for web -- non-draconian error
>> handling and error recovery -- is not necessary appropriate for other
>> domains -- if you use XML for business data interchange draconian error
>> handling makes much more sense.
> 
> Parsers could be permitted to use draconian error handling at user
> request.

Please remember that optional features decrease interop. For example
support for external parsed entities is optional in XML and you probably
know how big source of interop problem is this for XHTML and HTML
entities used in XHTML.

If some change should be made then at least it shouldn't change status
quo -- so XML parsing in browsers could be changed that at user request
(and please note that this can be permanent option) it can use
non-draconian error handling instead of draconian. But not vice versa,
that would break interop with currently deployed XML tools.

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