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Re: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML

On Monday, October 29, 2001, at 12:42 PM, David Brownell wrote:
> 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.

Who said I was quoting the XML specification?  The point I'm making is 
that if you use a DOCTYPE and cite an element in an ATTLIST that isn't 
otherwise declared, a validation pass should minimally warn you of this, 
if not totally puke.  Though it's legal as far as the XML spec is 
concerned, it's ugly and generally generates bad karma.

> You may be confusing the XML standard with what Microsoft does
> in some of their implementations.

Ehem...  Don't insult me.  Seriously.