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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 10:14:35 -0400
Murray Altheim wrote:
> If a namespace-aware processor reads an unqualified external DTD and has
> access to the proper prefix (ie., the ns declaration occurs before the
> parser begins reading the DTD), then theoretically it could modify the DTD
> on the fly to grok the qualified document instance. I've been playing with
> this idea for several weeks. It relies on the ability of the parser to
> have access to the ns declaration before the DTD.
The current namespace draft *requires* that all namespace declarations
appear before the DOCTYPE declaration, and therefore before the
DTD (internal or external) is read. See clause 2.2, sentence 1.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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