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Re: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML
- From: David Brownell <email@example.com>
- To: Tom Bradford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 11:42:18 -0800
> >> 1. use the internal subset to declare IDs.
> Wouldn't this have even deeper implications?
It shouldn't, for conforming implementations of XML.
> By this I mean that a
> validating parser won't validate a document that has no DOCTYPE
> references (treats it simply as well-formed), but *will* try to validate
> a document in an all-or-nothing fashion if there is.
The XML spec doesn't say any such thing. In fact it's quite clearly
possible to validate documents with no <!DOCTYPE ...> declaration
(and get lots of errors). The conformance section of the XML spec
describes validating parsers, and non-validating parsers, but not this
"sometimes validates" behavior you describe.
You may be confusing the XML standard with what Microsoft does
in some of their implementations.
p.s. why is the IETF mime list CC'd?