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   Re: Does DTD validation work with namespaces?

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  • From: James Robertson <jamesr@steptwo.com.au>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 11:08:14 +1000

At 22:59 8/08/2000, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> >But in this specific case, I don't really understand how using PEs
> >allows redefinition of names. Doesn't XML 1.0 preclude that?
>This came up back in March, and this seemed to be the accepted answer. (I
>started out thinking it was prohibited.) I don't think it lets you go as
>far as leaving out the colon and having no prefix, though that could
>probably be accomplished with an additional INCLUDE/IGNORE section for each

I seem to have missed something here ...

We are talking about namespaces and validation?

The issue doesn't seem to be the text before
the colon in the element name.

Isn't the issue that namespaces allow you
to mix information from a number of sources,
however you see fit? Every document can have
different elements, and yet still be considered
OK according to well-formed and namespace rules ...

How do we handle _this_ behaviour, and still
make some use of DTDs?


James Robertson
Step Two Designs Pty Ltd
SGML, XML & HTML Consultancy
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