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Re: [xml-dev] The DTD summary: the road not taken

On Mon, 2018-02-12 at 01:03 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> [...]  The most interesting lost feature was the DTD summary, 

Yes - we lost a lot with moving away from architectural forms. It's
possible xlink would have been different, too, as teh architectural
forms counter-proposal might've carried more weight.

We ended up with in some ways the worst of both worlds with DTDs-
pasers still had to understand them even if they didn't implement them,
in order to skip them. Disallowing the internal subset entirely would
have been a win.

What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden.

Liam Quin, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
Staff contact for Verifiable Claims WG, SVG WG, XQuery WG

Web slave for http://www.fromoldbooks.org/

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