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

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>I was rather referring to the inability to give the same name to distinct
>things:...  Backed by a stronger
>validation formalism, though, they can have the same GI.

Wonderful, now parsers will not be confused, only people.
I have never fought too hard against the "explicit-name for
explicit-model" restriction, because I have watched too many
newbies (technical newbies, they knew their content) finally
realize, because of an XML restriction, that they had, sometimes
for years, conflated several different nouns/meanings and caused
themselves confusion.

>The practice of the XML community has been overwhelmingly to grant the
>GI fundamental importance: fulminating against this sociological fact
>will not make it go away.

And the harm in requiring more precision in an XML document than
I need in casual conversation is what exactly?


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