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Re: Problems validating XML

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 10:53:41 +0900
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To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>, olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org

At 10:21 07/05/31, Shane McCarron wrote:
>It would be trivial to add a checkbox to the current tree that means "use the XML parser for this".  I can provide a patch for that if you like.

I didn't want to go there, because I think automatic detection,
where it can sensibly be done, is better in this case, and
I thought it would be easier to implement, but a explicit
checkbox would be fine, too, so please go ahead.

Regards,    Martin.

>olivier Thereaux wrote:
>> Hi Martin,
>> On May 30, 2007, at 18:22 , Martin Duerst wrote:
>>>> you want to submit patches to make it
>>>> better in this regard, without being detrimental to its main job,
>>> I can definitely submit a patch that goes into XML mode if an
>>> XML declaration is present. I don't consider this as being
>>> detrimental to the validator's job, quite to the contrary.
>>> If that's not what you mean, please tell me.
>> I meant that in a general way. I don't think that adding a trigger for XML mode if the xml declaration is present is a bad thing - it does look sane. The discussions about XML detection/triggering, which I was mentioning in my previous message were the following two bugzilla entries:
>> XHTML Detection is over-eager [Bug 14]
>> XHTML-sent-as-text/html is parsed as XML [Bug 1500]
>> the latter has been made INVALID by a clarification from the XHTML working group, and I don't think the former is actually valid, but it's raising interesting questions relevant to this discussion.
>> [Bug 14] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14
>> [Bug 1500] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1500

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