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   RE: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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> From: Marcus Carr [mailto:mcarr@allette.com.au]
> Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 4:22 AM
> To: Michael Brennan
> Cc: Adam Turoff; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1
> Michael Brennan wrote:
> > This is totally bogus. Current market-leading XML parsers have
> support for
> > XML Schema and namespaces, as well as supporting DTDs. Your
> argument that
> > vendors will abandone DTD support if XML 1.1 rolls in namespace support
> > flies in the face of what vendors have already done. There is nothing to
> > support such an assertion. It is simply unfounded paranoia.
> No, it's based on history. If XML is SGML, where are all of the new SGML
> parsers? Of course, nobody wrote them - they dove straight in and
> supported XML
> only. A v1.1 parser will need to have inbuilt namespace support
> and since DTDs
> and namespaces don't play, it's reasonable to assume that some
> v1.1 parsers
> won't bother to support DTDs. Why would they? Why would v1.1
> mandate that they
> should? DTDs would be dead in the water once v1.1 came in, and a lot of
> currently functioning systems would have to be frozen at v1.0.

Can you *name* a currently supported validating XML 1.0 processor which
doesn*t support namespaces already?


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