Announcement - XML Syntax Checker

From Tue Aug 25 14:16:50 1998
Date:     Tue, 25 Aug 1998 12:08:52 -0700
From:     Dave Winer <>
Subject:  Announcement - XML Syntax Checker

Here's the URL for our new XML Syntax Checker:

And thanks to the people who sent private email pointing this out. It was an honest mistake, coming from the tradition of HTML Validators, neither parser is a validating parser, glad to get a chance to correct this.

Also we would appreciate results of any tests that show bugs in our parser. Part of the reason for putting this page up is to get a thorough review of our parser by people who don't work in Frontier. The purpose of XML is to enable interchange of information, so it makes a ton of sense to get our functionality reviewed by people who aren't in our community of users and developers.

Also, one other thing, that one of the correspondents didn't pick up on. You have a choice of parsers, either the one built into Frontier 5.1.3, or Brian Andresen's adaptation of James Clark's expat parser, running in the Frontier environment. There's a pair of radio buttons just above the Submit button that allows you to make a choice. Programmers working in Frontier have the same choice.


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