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   Re: To validate or not to validate, that is the question

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 10:56:11 -0400

Martin Bryan wrote:

> I would validate any HTML I needed to embedded within the document
> with an HTML editor which had enough sense to ignore any element that had a
> namespace other than HTML specified, together with any nested elements that
> were not declared to be HTML compliant. I would edit the Chemical ML
> material in an SGML/XML editor that was set-up to validate material in that
> DTD, but ignore any element (and its contents) that had a namespace
> specification for another DTD.

Of course, if you are allowed to invent whatever tools you need, you
can do whatever you want.  I was asking for a *general* method of
validating document parts with alien subparts.  Architectural forms
can perhaps provide this ability: I still don't understand them
well enough to be sure.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
	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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