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Re: XML namespaces on the Web

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:03:18 -0500
Message-ID: <4B02F376.3090002@mit.edu>
To: Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>
CC: public-html@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
On 11/17/09 1:56 PM, Liam Quin wrote:
> To amplify a little... the XML Spec says (in essence)
> that software that takes something (anything at all)
> that is not well-formed XML, can turn it into XML, but,
> if it does, it must not claim that the original input
> was XML.
>
> If a document is not well-formed, the XML specification
> does not apply to it - it's not XML.

It applies to the extent that something that claims to be an XML 
processor must report an error to the application and abort processing, 
no?  The application is then free to go off into lala-land, of course.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:04:46 UTC

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