RE: EMBED and validation
Just some comments on this issue of 'inclusion'. I apologize if this sounds like a ramble... I understand the purpose and usefullness of declaring an entity in the internal DTD subset and employing this mechanism as the proper and valid way to include some (potentially marked up) text. But, echoing Rob McDougall's closing statements, for *many* applications it is simply too difficult for the application to 'predict' these inclusion points and place a corresponding declaration in the internal DTD subset. In fact, I would venture to say that most of my customers would walk away from XML based on this issue alone. Heavens, so many data processing shops still want to continue writing data out in fixed length COBOL style records; and while it may be the nineties, they are resistant to change. As much as it may seem to be a stretch to bring these type of data producers into the XML world, I (naively) think it is possible. So, after reading all the previous submissions (especially Peter's display of the overhead for setting up a GIF reference via the external entity method) I too wish to use an XLL based mechanism for expressing an 'inclusion' linkage, and pine for some agreement on the semantics. Although one thing remains unclear, despite the dozens of submissions I've read: Is it, or is it not acceptable for an application to choose to act upon an XLL linkage in a way that causes the target linked content to be included and validated. Another way, if I create an XML derived format, and document that a processor of this derived format should view a particular usage of an XLL construct as instructions to "retrieved and include 'inline' the target content, and validate it against the originating document's DTD as if the target content was part of the original document". I'd much prefer that there was a way to express this in the syntax. Gavin. ======================================================== Gavin F. McKenzie Vox:+1(613)230-3676 ext 5277 JetForm Corporation Fax:+1(613)594-8886 http://www.jetform.com mailto:gmckenzi@j... ======================================================== xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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