Applying Postel's Law to XML, from a Unicode perspective?
Costello, Roger L.
costello at mitre.org
Sun Jun 28 07:31:51 CDT 2015
Postel's Law says:
Be liberal in what you accept, and
conservative in what you send.
How might Postel's Law be applied to web services that receive XML and sends out XML?
Here's one idea: a web service is willing to receive UTF-8 XML documents containing a pseudo-BOM; the web service sends out UTF-8 XML documents without the pseudo-BOM.
Can you think of Unicode errors in inbound XML documents that a web service might be willing to accept?
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