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Re: Fwd: [xml-dev] Not using mixed content? Then don't use XML

On Tue, 2013-04-09 at 19:38 -0300, Timothy W. Cook wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 7:22 PM, Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org> wrote:
> > If the DTD or Schema conflicts with what's in the primary text, the
> > primary text is what's right, not the schema. This is referred to in the
> > literature as descriptive markup.
> >
> > Liam
> Really?
> Well, that closes Simon's argument then.  There is absolutely no need
> for a schema. Since it does nothing.
> If the primary document is always the correct source, without
> question. No need for schemas.

For this particular use case - representing a document as it actually
exists - if you find a poem in the index or a letter from the editor's
aunt in a glossary (I have seen both) then the DTD or Schema had beeter
allow those things.

The existence of descriptive markup does not rule out a case for
prescriptive markup.



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