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At 3:40 PM -0800 1/22/02, Michael Brennan wrote:

>>  Perhaps an attribute:
>>  <root rddl:doctype="....a RDDL directory of 'document types' ...">
>I don't particularly like this. For one, the rddl:doctype attribute is
>essentially a processing directive. I think a PI would be more
>appropriate. (XML Schema set a bad precedent in this regard, IMHO.) I'm
>also not convinced that a specialized attribute or PI and specialized
>purpose are needed.

An attribute would only make sense if this could be applied to 
multiple elements in the document and to non-root elements. But if 
we're talking about *document* types as opposed to *element* types, 
then the scope should be document wide, and a processing instruction 
is appropriate.

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