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   Re: XCatalog

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 17:42:35 -0500 (EST)

John Cowan writes:

 > The main reason is that it's unreasonable, IMHO, to ask a
 > parser to recursively parse XML-XCatalog format while it's
 > parsing some other document.  Socat format on the other hand
 > is an easy hack.

That same issue might be what keeps DTD syntax alive for simple uses
-- sure, DTDs aren't all that powerful compared to most of the new
proposals out there, but it's compact and easy to parse and it doesn't
require you to process yet another XML document (it's also supported
by lots of existing software and is backed up by approved ISO and W3C

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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