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Bug 69 - perform attribute value parsing
Summary: perform attribute value parsing
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: 0.7.0
Hardware: All All
: P2 enhancement
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: Terje Bless
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on: 4916
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Reported: 2002-11-19 23:21 UTC by Aaron Swartz
Modified: 2007-03-29 18:48 UTC (History)
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Description Aaron Swartz 2002-11-19 23:21:13 UTC
The validator should perform attribute value parsing.
Comment 1 Terje Bless 2002-11-20 02:24:45 UTC
This has been cooking on my mental TODO list for some time. I very much agree;
we should attempt to optionally parse attribute values for a subset of known

Depending on when XML Schema Validation lands, the easiest way to achieve it may
be by way of a custom Schema for XML-based DOCTYPEs (unless the W3C
retroactively publishes Schema for all existing document types).

The alternative is to "reinvent" Schema (which we may have to do for the SGML
types in any case) as a generic checker and configuration files listing possible
data types and ranges for each attribute. And that is most definitely a task for
after the Validator is modularized!