RE: [xsl] NCName, QName and colons

Subject: RE: [xsl] NCName, QName and colons
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 23:30:26 -0000
> Does that leave an open question then as to whether or not 
> the overall responsibility for XSLT 2 conformance relies with 
> the XSLT 2 processor even though the bug is attributable to 
> the XML parser?

Yes, it's an open question, but it's an engineering/contractual question,
not really a spec conformance question.

As far as Saxon is concerned, the product is designed to enable you to
choose your own XML parser, and if you choose a buggy one, then the official
response is that you made a bad choice. One thing I learned from the
experience of bundling AElfred in the early days is that if you bundle a
software component, you take responsibility for supporting it; if you don't
bundle it, then the integration responsibility rests with the user.

In practical terms, writing an XSLT processor that's resilient to arbitrary
bugs in the XML parser is not a practical proposition. And the bugs in the
Sun version of Xerces are pretty arbitrary...


Michael Kay 

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