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   RE: [xml-dev] There is a meaning, but it's not in the data alone

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> DOCTYPES are fine for DTDs as long as you accept 
> extensibility in any instance that includes the 
> DOCTYPE definition and/or own the system reference. 
> A PUBLIC id specifies the owner organinization and 
> the system ID tells you where to locate your version 
> of that.  

Well, since I don't use DTDs myself, it may be possible that I'm missing
some subtleties. I get your drift, though. 

> Why doesn't that work?  Are you really 
> looking for someone to make your choices for you?

But I don't want to use DTDs. You can't make me.

> For schemas, nyet.  But for the Schema Definition 
> language itself, da.  I don't know what RELAX NG 
> is using for this. Anyone?
> Levels.  Agreements are usually layered if negotiated. 
> Blind exchanges should not be the way the web works. 

Ummm... not quite with ya there. Certainly, I can ignore or passively store
information I don't understand, for later regurgitation. Not that I do that
on this list.

> And if you plan to send the semantics with the message, 
> Java and PDF are there to serve your every need. :-)

Oh, c'mon. 

> Why is this debate still being held every year?

It makes me wonder why you even bother, Len. :-\


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