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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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Marcus Carr wrote:
> 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. I also don't
> know whether it would be a good or bad thing - I'm just trying to establish the
> possible impact of the change. Am I the only one who thinks that we risk
> creating an underclass of systems and documents?

I think so. And the underclass already exists, so I don't see the risk.

As I noted elsewhere, if the authors of 1.1 are bothered by the
incompatibility of namespaces and DTDs, they have an alternative to
throwing out DTDs -- making namespaces work with them. While this is
probably too much to hope for, it would be nice.

-- Ron

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> Marcus Carr                      email:  mcarr@allette.com.au
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Ronald Bourret
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