[jdev] xml processing question

Michal vorner Vaner michal.vaner at kdemail.net
Wed Aug 9 13:54:29 CDT 2006

On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 08:34:28PM +0200, Scott  Cotton wrote:
>    Hi all,
>    I've come across something which seem like a possible issue w.r.t. xml
>    processing
>    for xmpp implementations.
>    The first is that rfc1390, sec 11.1 (restrictions on xml) states that
>    1) With regard to XML generation, an XMPP implementation MUST NOT inject
>    into an XML stream any of the following
>    [ dtds and stuff]
>    2) With regard to XML processing, if an XMPP implementation receives such
>    restricted XML data, it MUST ignore the data
>    My question is what happens when a server receives xml with craziness like
>    embedded dtds but, having
>    ignored such restricted data, it decides it must pass the message on to
>    another server.  How can a server fullfill both
>    1 and 2 above?  What is generally done in these cases?
I understand it this way:
the resending of message consists of reading it and then sending it.
While reading it, I meet the dtd, but I ignore it, like it was not
there. I do not even read it. Therefore, as I ignored it, I will not
send it, as it was not there.

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Michal "vorner" Vaner
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