[rfc-i] Reminder: xml2rfc v2 transition

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Mon Apr 7 18:59:56 PDT 2014


If you use an XML-savvy editor, most of them are pretty good at
showing you where you went off the rails.  Particularly if there’s a
DTD.  Dunno about vim, but emacs has a mode that will do it.

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:58 PM, John Levine <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:
>>Though a tool to diagnose invalid XML would be generic, it doesn't
>>depend on the particular schema involved.  Perhaps someone has written
>>a tool that provides good diagnostics and we could reuse it?
>
> The problem is that it will often report things like "unclosed <foo>"
> at the end of the document.  Providing a useful guess about which
> <foo> is the one that is missing the </foo>, particularly when the
> foo's can be nested, requires a lot of heuristic knowledge of the way
> that <foo> is likely to be used which is extremely specific to a
> particular schema, not to mention requiring mind reading.
>
> I concur with the advice to ask the list if you can't figure it out
> yourself, since the response will usually be oh, yeah, that problem.
>
> R's,
> John
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