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Re: Language Autodetection

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 22:08:57 +0100
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4038234f.617386745@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Sean B. Palmer wrote:
>The language is slightly shoddy, too: isn't an SGML parser also an XML
>parser since the latter's meant to subset the former?

No. You can parse XML documents using a SGML processor, but you cannot
turn a conforming SGML processor into a conforming XML processor without
changing the code, SGML processors would not enforce well-formedness for
example. (And in fact, the W3C MarkUp Validator does not use an XML
processor hence I wonder why it claims to do...)

>And /check/referer still doesn't pass its flippin' self? What more
>reason do you need to upgrade to the beta?! Do it yesterday already!

Bah, that fuzzy fussy parsing thing is - among other things - borken.
Received on Thursday, 19 February 2004 16:08:54 UTC

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