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   RE: [xml-dev] RE: description of the logical or semantic structure

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Ludger, you may want to research the use of 
identifiers, system and public, in DOCTYPEs.  For 

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"

In a legal sense, the PUBLIC id signifies a vested authority 
over a namespace.  Such an authority has rights to the 
correct interpretation of names in that namespace.  

That is somewhat old school these days, but nonetheless 
a useful way to inform XML implementors with regards to semantics. 
The case of a mixed namespace document is murkier because 
when DOCTYPEs were invented, mixed namespaces were not 
supported.  In one sense, an aggregate is a snapshot 
of a network of components so all the 'who gets to 
interpret correctly' issues begin again.  I like to 
think of that as Walter Perry in situ.

BTW, Michael: we'll keep Cuba safe at least until after 
Charles and Camilla Windsor complete their job 
interviews with the HR people at the White House, and 
make their decision about accepting possible job offers 
to take over as the new American royals.



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