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- From: Paul Tchistopolskii <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "'xml-dev'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 18:54:32 -0800
About one year ago I have posted the letter to XML-dev list
asking was there some practical reason behind making 'ANY'
so restrictive in XML v 1.0.
I proposed to change the semantics of ANY to
'anything well-formed is fine'.
There was a silence on this topic. I got no explanation
why ANY is so restrictive.
Maybe now somebody would try to explain what was
the purpose of such a restrictive 'ANY' in XML 1.0 ?
After a year I still think current 'ANY' does not solve
any practical problem.
OK, OK maybe it does ... But 'anything-well-formed'
solves the same problem for sure + much more
Is there *any* reason having 'ANY' so restrictive?
Thank you very much for the explanation ( if any ).
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2000 3:24 PM
Subject: RE: Where can I find the XSLT DTD?
> Rick Geimer wrote:
> > you could just define all the XHTML elements with the ANY keyword.
> Almost. ANY means any *declared* element. You still have to declare the
> elements, and when you declare the elements, you have to declare what their
> contents can be.