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RE: And the DTD says, "I'm NOT dead yet!!"

It was in the context of discussing X3D modularity.  I posted 
Rick Jeliffe's URL for his article on modularizing 
XHTML.  XHTML's techniques were applied to X3D.  
Now, as schemas are available, the same thing will 
be done most likely.  Someone found your article and 
sent it along.

It is not that DTDs are non-normative for SGML; it is 
that the DTD provided in the schema annex is non-normative. 
Why is that?

Len Bullard
Intergraph Public Safety

Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean B. Palmer [mailto:sean@mysterylights.com]

> The article doesn't disturb me.  It was sent
> to me from a different list discussing schemas
> as "food for thought".

May I enquire as to what list? It seems odd to me that someone should use
this article as any form of discussion point except for that quote of Mr.
Connolly's...but I'd like to know within what context it was used...

> That makes it easy to explain why the DTD
> is there even if not why it is non-normative.
> That still makes no sense to me.

I'm quite sure what you're implying there...DTDs are non normative? Huh?
Forgive my ignorance, but I thought that the DTD format was laid out in the
SGML ISO specification...probably not.