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From "Randall J. Parr" <RP...@TemporalArts.COM>
Subject Re: parser-next-gen goals, plan, and requirements
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2000 23:52:27 GMT


James Duncan Davidson wrote:

> >> * Look at pluggable validation.
> >
> > +1, but validation is not the same thing as basic schema and DTD
> > processing.  Data-types, entity refs, default attributes, etc., tend to be
> > required.
>
> Actually, I'd like to see if that's not the case. I'd really like to see
> basic schema and DTD processing moved out of the core path so that a
> non-validating parser can be put together.
>
> This really cuts down on the critical path when used in a server case where
> validation is quite frequently turned off. Same for TV sets or PDAs. There
> are a whole catagory of apps that fall in to the catagory that validation is
> not a need after development.
>

I also believe many applications could benefit from leveraging the core parsing
ability to perform tasks such as extracting an element from within a database
column holding a description which contains XML tagging but which is not a proper
XML document.

R.Parr
Temporal Arts



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