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   Re: Does DTD validation work with namespaces?

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: James Robertson <jamesr@steptwo.com.au>, xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000 21:31:39 -0400

At 11:08 AM 8/9/00 +1000, James Robertson wrote:
>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.

That's the larger case, yes, though Rick Jelliffe was talking about this
smaller bit of using PEs to add some flexibility to the names inside DTDs.

>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?

That's the bigger problem, and we still don't have an answer, much as I'd
like one.

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books


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