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I'm familiar with DT4DTD, and I think it's a great piece of work.
On re-reading it, I'm amazed at how short and simple it is.
Sadly, it doesn't seem to have gained much traction.
>From: Sam Hunting <email@example.com>
>To: Wayne Steele <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>CC: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Rethinking namespaces, attribute remapping
>Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 14:10:26 -0400 (EDT)
> > think there's more support for dropping DTDs alltogether.
> > One trick that people have used for ages to indicate data types in DTDs
> > through parameter entities.
> > <!ENTITY % integer "CDATA" >
> > <!ENTITY % uri "CDATA" >
> > <!ATTLIST foo
> > bar %integer; #IMPLIED
> > href %uri; #IMPLIED>
> > This works great for human documentation, but is not especially machine
> > processable.
> > I wonder if it's worth more thought to try and bless a way of doing
> > provide more meaning to attributes?
>One way is at http://www.w3.org/TR/dt4dtd ("Datatypes for DTDs
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