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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 11:01:23 -0400
Liam R. E. Quin wrote:
> If a DTD refers to multiple external definition sets, with multiple
> prefixes, it is necessary to determine the source of each referenced
> element type, which may require a two-pass algorithm to collect all
> of the element definitions and then associate them with the right
> prefixes. The fact that an element type can be referred to before
> it is declared makes this slightly more complex, but is necessary...
One pass is sufficient, even if prefixes are not defined before
they are referenced, provided that the default prefix is declared
> Tim, what am I missing? Apart from the face that we lack a good
> way to associate a DTD or DTD fragment with a prefix, I mean?
Nothing as far as I can see. Of course the result is not SGML-compliant
DTD-based validation, but it is validation of XML using DTDs.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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