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   Re: [xml-dev] Documents within documents

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Michael Brennan wrote:

> And I still want to kill off DTDs. I've just come around to the
> understanding that we have to be sure we are adequately addressing all of
> the use cases they serve before we do so -- and XML Schema is clearly not a
> DTD killer, but perhaps RELAX NG is.

I think I'm of the same mind as you. I'm not so attached to DTDs that they'll be
pryin' 'em out of my cold, dead hands, but I do need to see them replaced
properly. In our haste for advancement, it's worth considering that a lot of
meaningful XML work has been done using DTDs and a lot of projects still use
them, for better or for worse. My preference is for them to eventually be
abandoned in favour of a clearly superior approach - it's too dangerous and
disruptive to give them the flick and then figure out how to replace them.


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein


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