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   Re: [xml-dev] DSDL part 9: new namespace declarations not needed as part

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At 2002-06-14 14:04 +0000, Arjun Ray wrote:
>John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com> wrote:
>|> What are the requirements for DTDs in DSDL?
>| The title of Part 9 is all we have to go on, and it talks about
>| namespace-aware and datatype-aware DTDs.

That is what we are trying to learn ... it was identified as an area of 
consideration, so a part was made for it.  We are doing the due-diligence 
to determine if there are use-cases supporting the effort involved.

While proposing straw-man solutions is a fascinating exercise, we need to 
determine from the use-cases if it is even worthwhile to follow through 
with a Part 9 for DTDs.

I'd be interested to hear from others if they think DTD syntax is even 
needed for the features we've quoted here ... or will people just rely on 
Part 2 (RELAX-NG) for their grammar needs?

Should we even bother with a Part 9?  Why?  We aren't doing this for an 
academic exercise ... we want to reach the constituency of document 
modelers out there, many of whom are still using DTD syntax.

............ Ken

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