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   RE: W3C, responsibility (Re: Why the Infoset?)

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  • From: Linda van den Brink <lvdbrink@baan.nl>
  • To: "'xml-dev@xml.org'" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 09:36:25 +0200

> Some of the W3C's big lies (bad behavior) follow:
> 1. XML is backwards compatible with SGML
> DTDs are no longer supported by the W3C, in favor of XML-Schemas.
> XML-Schemas are not backwards compatible with SGML.  So, as a practial
> matter, the statement "XML is compatible with SGML" really isn't true,
> although this was the W3C promise in 1998 and much of 1999.

I'm curious if there's a (official?) document on their site in which they
state this? If there is, I must have missed it. It seems strange, because
DTDs are used in a lot of w3c specs, including XHTML and XML-Schemas itself.
Not to mention the important role they play in the XML specification. How
can the w3c stop supporting DTDs without going against the XML 1.0 standard?



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