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- From: mayes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: John Cowan <email@example.com>, XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 05:27:07 -0800 (PST)
Has anyone done any kind of programming incorporating xml and
servlets. Also I would like all you experts out there to recommend a
book on xml..
---John Cowan <email@example.com> wrote:
> Murray Maloney wrote:
> > Thus validation depends on the existence of a namespace-aware
> > processor that can rewrite an XML document as an equivalent
> > document with all namespaces declared on the root element
> > and with no use of default namespaces or local scoping
> > of prefixes.
> > And, that processor is undefined and unimplemented.
> I suppose eventually someone will have to MOV MOUTH, MONEY.
> But not me, not yet.
> > Oh, by the way, what do you do about any entities you encounter?
> > I mean, when I combine an HTML DTD with a graveyard DTD,
> > how do I avoid name collision between general text entities?
> > agrave, egrave, igrave, ograve, ugrave
> > Now I assume that you will tell me that there is a *simple*
> > algorithm for transforming the DTD and/or the instance to
> > deal with name collisions.
> Now don't mix up two different issues! There is *no* algorithm,
> and nobody claims there is, for merging DTDs automatically!
> Tim thinks one will eventually be found, about which *I* am
> deeply skeptical.
> The claim being made here is:
> 1) a mixed-namespace DTD, and
> 2) a mixed-namespace instance
> (which is WF and namespace-compliant)
> that purports to conform to it, and
> 3) a source of information
> about the prefix-to-URI map(s) being used in the DTD,
> it is possible by preprocessing
> 1) the DTD (without the instance, and
> 2) the instance (without the DTD)
> to produce a modified (DTD, instance) pair which will validate
> using an ordinary XML validator
> if and only if
> the original (DTD, instance) pair would validate
> using a (nonexistent) namespace-aware validator,
> and the resulting modified instance
> will be namespace-equivalent to the original instance.
> John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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