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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 10:12 AM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1
> Julian Reschke wrote:
> > Can you *name* a currently supported validating XML 1.0 processor which
> > doesn*t support namespaces already?
> That's not what I'm saying. The current situation is this:
>    Namespaces are not part of the XML recommendation, so DTDs are
>    suitable for XML documents as long as those documents don't require
>    namespace support.
> The change would mean that:
>    DTDs are unable to play with namespaces, so they are not capable of
>    fully supporting the v1.1 recommendation. Ergo, DTDs should be dropped
>    as they have been rendered incomplete and confusing.
> I don't know whether this will be the case, but it seems logical.

Well, that's just your opinion. Currently all the production-quality parsers
I am aware of support DTD validation *and* namespaces, so it escapes me why
the editorial change to put the namespaces spec inside the XML spec would
change that.


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