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  • From: Andrew n marshall <amarshal@usc.edu>
  • To: "'xml-editor@w3.org'" <xml-editor@w3.org>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 23:15:28 -0800

In section 3.3:

"For interoperability, writers of DTDs may choose to provide at most one 
attribute-list declaration for a given element type, at most one attribute 
definition for a given attribute name, and at least one attribute 
definition in each attribute-list declaration."

Should this read:

"...at most one attribute definition for a given attribute name in an 
attribute-list declaration,..."

As it is currently, it seems to imply that no two elements in a DTD can 
have attributes of the same name, which is obviously wrong.  For example:

   <!ELEMENT div ANY>
   <!ATTLIST div
             class NMTOKENS #IMPLIED
   <!ELEMENT span ANY>
             class NMTOKENS #IMPLIED

should be legal.

Andrew n marshall
  student - artist - programmer
      "Everyone a mentor,  Everyone a pupil"

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