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Re: Production 21 (and others)

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 17:24:31 -0500
Message-Id: <199701292224.RAA00828@nathaniel.ebt>
To: digitome@iol.ie
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
>This raises the question - what are the constraints on XML aware applications
>when it comes to parsing->processing->writing XML. Is there something along
>the lines of a (much simplified) DSSSL Null Transformation???
>
>A related question, in SGML two docs are considered equal if they produce
>the same ESIS stream. Will there be a similar concept in XML? Kinda
>useful in checking that an XML application interprets the document
>structure as intended...

I have been arguing for some time now for the ability to validate
an XML *parser*... this is needed very badly, or how can I trust my
document to your database.

Then again, this get's back to whitespace handling...
Received on Wednesday, 29 January 1997 17:26:27 UTC

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