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

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 15:08:22 -0800
Message-ID: <496A7BE6.4040405@metalab.unc.edu>
To: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:

> If you consider black box-distinguishable conformance, what's the 
> difference between the XML parser signaling an error and handing the 
> rest of the stream to the application which hands it to another non-XML 
> parser to continue and a parser signaling the first WF error and 
> continuing with the rest of the stream itself?

The application knows more about what it's finding than the XML parser 
does. The XML parser only knows XML. If you hand it something that isn't 
XML, it knows not what to do with it.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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Received on Sunday, 11 January 2009 23:08:58 UTC

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