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   Re: [xml-dev] XML is easy, was: Re: SV: [xml-dev] XML=WAP? And DOA?

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At 06:45 PM 1/18/2002 -0500, Jonathan Borden wrote:

>The XHTML 1.1 DTD conforms to XML 1.0, and validation has not changed since
>XML 1.0 itself. This means that the W3C has produced a legal DTD that major
>XML implementations are not capable of _parsing in validating mode_. I find
>that surprising.

I'll admit to not really even skimming the related thread on using MSXML as 
a yardstick, but I do believe that it's something to be undertaken with 
extreme caution based on it's many well-documented weaknesses.

>What does this say about conformance to XML 1.0 itself?

It says far more about MSXML than conformance to XML.

That said, working with complex and frequently modified PEs within a DTD is 
certainly going to be more challenging for implementors than a more 
straightforward DTD design. Some would call Modularization's use of this 
technique a grim necessity. I personally don't find it that intolerable, 
but there's a learning curve attached, and a simplistic parser can be (and 
has been demonstrated to have been) thrown for more than one loop or two in 
attempting to manage these files.


Ann Navarro, WebGeek Inc.
What's on my mind? http://www.snorf.net/blog/	


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