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To: "'Elliotte Rusty Harold'" <elharo@-------.--->, "'Michael Kay'"
Date: 8/21/2009 11:53:00 PM
Elliotte is right. The DTD formally ensures that well-formedness is not the single possible basis of acceptance of an XML instance. Preferences for how that is documented seem to break down when describing why that is necessary. len From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@i...] No, I don't think that's sufficient. FDTDs are fundamentally integrated into the design of an XML parser. They are not optional pieces one can ignore. Nor are they just a schema language either. They have noticeable effects on a document's infoset even in the absence of validation. Yes, in hindsight, this was a mistake; but it's not one we can ignore or sweep under the rug, much as we might wish things were otherwise. :-( _______________________________________________________________________ XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS to support XML implementation and development. To minimize spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ Or unsubscribe: xml-dev-unsubscribe@l... subscribe: xml-dev-subscribe@l... List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php