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   Re: [xml-dev] XLink/XHTML consensus?

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> [rearranged]
> "Wayne Steele" <xmlmaster@hotmail.com> wrote:
> | Downsides to this system:
> |    1. It uses DTDs
> |    2. It uses Notations
> |    3. It requires a non-xml syntax to be created (to represent link behavour 
> | and semantics, with is then stuffed into a Notation's Public ID)
> Demonizing DTDs is one thing, but to call declaration syntax "non-xml" is
> nothing more than prejudice.  If it were true, the XML *spec* wouldn't
> have bothered with specifying syntax for declarations.  I mean, really.

Tsk.  Tsk.  Tsk.  Way too prickly, Arjun.  From my reading, what he was 
calling non-XML was not DTD syntax but the "xlink: show=new actuate=onLoad" 
that gets stuffed into the notation pub ID, as a replacement from the XML 
attribute syntax used in XLink.  In fact this is crystal clear from his 
message, I think.

So take a deep breath now...


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