why XHTML cannot be parsed with RevXML ?
kray at sonsothunder.com
Sat Mar 15 15:39:58 EDT 2008
On Fri, 14 Mar 2008 14:54:05 +0100, David Bovill wrote:
> Paolo - from memory the issue is not that you cannot parse valid XHTML with
> Revs XML externals, rather that Revs native htmltext is not valid XML and
> therefore cannot be parsed using Revs XML externals! Strange but true.
> However from memory the problem is caused by html entities not being escaped
> in htmltext and breaking the XML parsing. You can get around this by
> replacing the htmltext enitities with XML compliant ones.
> You should not have any problems with valid XHTML though.
Right, that's my understanding as well... the main issue for XML
parsers is that a lot of HTML is not compliant - for example using a
single <P> instead of <P></P>. This leaves an open tag without a
closing tag. Now if it is *valid* XHTML, you *should* be able to parse
the tags with XML parsing tools (Rev's included). Can you provide an
example of compliant XHTML syntax that doesn't parse? Just curious...
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