[XML-SIG] dom building, sax, and namespaces
Andrew Dalke" <email@example.com
Fri, 25 Jan 2002 06:25:52 -0700
> Considering that the XML spec very clearly says that an
>XML parser MUST stop delivering content as soon as a well
>formedness error is found in a document, and that the
>probability of growing a corruption on a
>very large file becomes not neglectable, using XML to store huge
>data on a single instance is IMHO brain-dead.
The data files are themselves machine generated. The
parser I have that converts the flat-file to a marked-up
version also does verification of the format. So it meets
the XML criterion.
What I'm providing is a migration mechanism for people to
keep their existing practice (large flat files) but start
taking advantage of the benefits of newer technologies. Yes,
there's a change the input file is corrupt. I can detect
that. But it's at least better than what people do now,
where there is little detection of corruption.