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> From: Ann Navarro [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 5:11 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1
> At 06:46 PM 4/3/2002 -0800, Michael Brennan wrote:
> >I think it's extremely doubtful that the W3C will completely
> sever support
> >for DTDs.
> I would hope not -- it would break quite a bit of existing
> and future work,
> especially wrt: Modularization efforts, not just of XHTML,
> but many other
> languages, including hybrids being developed in other W3C
> working groups.
Well, I can certainly the importance of supporting DTDs because of the
installed base of users. But DTD-based modularization has always seemed
inordinately clunky and unweildy to me -- especially when employed with
grammars that use namespaces. Maybe its just me, but I've never been able to
get used to this.
I'd love to see the W3C embrace a more robust approach to doing this sort of
thing, such as the RELAX NG-based approach to XHTML modularization that
James Clark has demonstrated .