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   Re: [xml-dev] WD for Namespaces 1.1

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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> One could argue pretty convincingly that there are
> more DTDs and code handling validation than all of
> the Schemas put together.  That underclass may be
> the majority.

I'd bet it is. And I fail to see why you think I'm trying to get rid of
DTDs. I'm asking for a way to accord namespaces the de jure status they
already de facto have _and_ resolve the discrepancies between namespaces
and DTDs, which has bothered me since day 1.

> XML processing is working in some places without
> namespaces.  They are working in some places with
> them.  The point is, both sides have what they
> need now.  Why change anything to degrade one
> or the other?

I see moving namespaces into the XML spec as a matter of formalizing the
status quo, you see it as disrupting the status quo. I think it's best
to agree to disagree on this one.

> I would rather wait to see what DSDL produces
> than do anymore damage with hasty moves to change
> DTDs.  I don't see a compelling reason to change the
> status quo at this time particularly if the DSDL
> group will produce a schema language that fixes
> what is missing in DTDs to make them work better
> with the WWW frameworks for XML.

Fair enough.

-- Ron


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