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   Re: Does DTD validation work with namespaces?

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  • From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
  • To: "Winchel 'Todd' Vincent, III" <winchel@mindspring.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 11:19:38 -0400

/ "Winchel 'Todd' Vincent, III" <winchel@mindspring.com> was heard to say:
| This is not correct.  The problem --> Element collision.
| Further, as more or more DTDs are developed, there will be more and more
| element collision.
| Classic example: An HTML <Table> and a furniture manufacturer's <Table>.

Right. Sorry. This technique only works if all the DTDs in question
have the "namespace hack" so that, from my example, DocBook elements
are all in the DocBook namespace and HTML elements are all in the HTML

If the DTDs don't have the namespace hack, mixing them just isn't

| Consider the legal industry -- any document, from any source, can show up on
| a lawyers desktop as a peice of evidence.  This means mixed namespaces.

This is that "arbitrary mixtures" case again, and I just don't have
any interest in that one.

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