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[Bug 1391] Direct Input validation needs a "parse mode" option?

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Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 05:23:13 +0000
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------- Comment #3 from ot@w3.org  2007-03-27 05:23 -------
See also http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=24#c13
for an alternative to a parse mode option in direct input, something I am still
unsure is a great idea...

Quoted here:
> I think in the absence of media type information, the validator should either
> (1) force the user to choose one before performing validation, or (2) first
> issue a warning about lack of media type information and then check if the
> character stream begins with (ignoring BOM) "<?xml", and, if so, use XML mode,
> otherwise SGML mode. In case of (2) the user should be able to change the mode
> and revalidate.
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