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- From: Bob Kline <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Paul Tchistopolskii <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 03:56:01 -0500 (EST)
I realize this is a "me, too" post, but in this case I think it's
justified, since Paul indicates that his original request was ignored.
I'd like to try and make sure that people aren't ignoring his request
because they think no one else is interested in the answer. I'm
interested, and have a number of cases which would benefit significantly
from the modification he proposes.
On Wed, 9 Feb 2000, Paul Tchistopolskii wrote:
> 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>
> To: <email@example.com>
> 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.