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   Re: Question About Namespaces and DTDs

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 02:23:20 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 30 Jul 2000, Norman Walsh wrote:

> / "Paul W. Abrahams" <abrahams@valinet.com> was heard to say:
> | I like the idea of what you're trying to do, but giving particular PIs an
> | essential function in XML seems to me the wrong way to go.
> Can someone point me to some arguments against PIs? There seems to be
> strong sentiment against them, and I don't understand why.

The main argument is that they don't play well with compound documents,
because they are outside the regular element tree structure.  As such,
they are considered hacks.

John Cowan                                   cowan@ccil.org
C'est la` pourtant que se livre le sens du dire, de ce que, s'y conjuguant
le nyania qui bruit des sexes en compagnie, il supplee a ce qu'entre eux,
de rapport nyait pas.               -- Jacques Lacan, "L'Etourdit"


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