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From: Vincent Hanquez <tab@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] XML library for validating MathML
On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 11:58:05AM -0700, Dario Teixeira wrote:
> Given a string containing a mathematical expression in the MathML
> markup, I need to verify that the expression is indeed valid MathML.
> I am therefore looking for an XML library that can verify an expression
> against a given DTD.
> 
> Now, I have tried Xml-light, and the code I used is listed below.
> Unfortunately, it fails when trying to parse MathML's DTD (it's the
> standard DTD from the W3C).  I have tried simpler DTDs, and it does work
> with them; am I therefore correct in assuming that Xml-light can only
> handle a particular version/subset of DTD features?

I don't know about validation (i'll probably suggest looking at PXP tho),
but xml-light is very bad for XML compliance. the library is (happily) parsing
XML files that it shouldn't, which tell a lots concerning its validation
abilities ...

for example, the XML supported character range is not even checked:

Xml 1.0 specification -- 2.2 Characters

Char	   ::=   	#x9 | #xA | #xD | [#x20-#xD7FF] |
		[#xE000-#xFFFD] | [#x10000-#x10FFFF]

others problems include (uncomplete list):
- complete unicode un-awareness
- funny & wrong entities handling

-- 
Vincent