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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 13:53:59 -0400
Peter Jones wrote:
> What do you mean by compounding DTDs? I don't know whether any of my
> postings to the list have been getting through, ...but why can't the
> notion of a DTD be an utterly nebulous concept in the abstract, elements
> themselves having a namespace URIs which addresses a DTD entity for that
> particular element. Different elements validated against different
> declarations lying in dispersed DTD entities.
> Why isn't this idea getting through to anyone? (am v. frustrated!)
This may be feasible for some yet-to-be-standardized schema language,
but not for DTDs as such. "DTD" is a fixed, narrow, SGML-compatible
notion that can't be changed.
In addition, the namespace draft has laid down that the URI is
used solely for comparison, and needn't represent an existent
resource, much less a specific schema.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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