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- From: James Robertson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: xml-dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 09:53:17 +1000
At 03:27 30/08/1999 , Ann Navarro wrote:
>At 06:41 PM 8/29/99 +0100, W. Eliot Kimber wrote:
>> > No, we've not confused them. We happen to have three 'flavors' of
>> XHTML 1.0
>> > (the first deliverable from the XHTML project, not the end sum of our
>> > work), that essentially map to the three flavors of HTML 4.0. Each of them
>> > was assigned a namespace that corresponds in title to the three flavor
>> > names. We do not mistakenly confuse their DTDs for their namespaces. (nor
>> > are we limiting XHTML to the use of DTDs, Schemas, as has been pointed
>> > 'isn't soup yet')
>>But: name spaces do not define anything. Therefore, a namespace cannot
>>be the *definition* of what these three flavors are.
>I didn't say they did define anything. I said they each have a namespace.
>Period. They each have a DTD. Period.
>They happen to share a string for a portion of their titles.
>That does not say "the namespace defines the flavors".
So what does this mean in practice.
If namespaces *and* DTDs are used, I presume
that the namespaces are explicitly written into
Does this mean, I would have to type:
instead of just
If so, I can tell you now, it's all going to
(PS. I know the answer is probably in the spec,
but too much to do this morning - no time to
go off and read yet another spec.)
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