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   Re: [xml-dev] Doctypes again (was Re: [xml-dev] Documents within documen

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"Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com> writes:

> > For me, the most compelling use for (the notion
> > of) document type is as a contract.  A document
> > type declaration asserts that a document's
> > syntax follows some set of rules to express the
> > document creator's intended semantics.
> Yes. I've always thought one of the weakest things about DTDs is that a
> document is considered valid if it meets the sender's criteria, whether or
> not it meets the recipient's.

That's why we defined W3C XML Schema to allow any of document author, user
and/or application to specify schema document resources for
schema-validity assessment.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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