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   Re: [xml-dev] Come On, DTD, Come On! Thoughts on DSDL Part 9

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Ronald Bourret wrote:
> Norman Walsh wrote:
> > If the DTD contains an <!NAMESPACE decl, yes, otherwise no.
> Also agreed. Don't allow a halfway solution -- you're either using
> namespaces or you're not.

Note that this implies that DTDs that allow the use of use xml:lang [etc.]
must explicitly declare:
    <!NAMESPACE xml "http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace";>

In fact, would it also be the case that *every* DTD that use
namespaces at all must explicitly declare**:
    <!NAMESPACE xmlns "http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace";>

Unfortunate? ... or perhaps it's just that "<!NAMESPACE xmlns ...>"
is the mechanism for signalling that namespace processing is in effect.


** from NE05 in the _Namespaces in XML_ errata:


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