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   Re: Does DTD validation work with namespaces?

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  • From: "Paul W. Abrahams" <abrahams@valinet.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 13:50:31 -0400

keshlam@us.ibm.com wrote:

> I think I'm going to drop out of this thread again, as it's rehashing
> ground that has been VERY thoroughly covered in the past...

Which doesn't imply that consensus was reached.

> Namespaces are NAME spaces. That's all. Folks read all sorts of other
> implications into namespaces, and everyone has their own ideas about what
> they want to do with namespaces, but namespaces themselves (a) are just
> naming and (b) make no particular effort to be compatable with DTD
> validation. There was a fairly explicit assumption that if you were using
> Namespaces, you would either work with well-formed documents or with a
> namespace-aware schema language, _NOT_ with DTDs.

Can one find that "fairly explicit assumption" in any W3C document?  If so,
which one, and precisely where?

Paul Abrahams


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