RE: Namespaces and DTDs
james anderson wrote: > ? which of the "namespace aware" parsers will permit you to parse validate a > document for which partions of the dtd contain element declarations with > ambiguous names - without first modifying the dtd? i've yet to hear a solution > to the "ambiguous name" problem for xml-1.0/+ns conforming parsers. Good point -- it was unfair of me to blame the parsers here. It all seems rather obvious now: Q. Why were namespaces invented? A. To disambiguate duplicate names. Q. I have a DTD with duplicate names. How do I disambiguate them? A. Use namespaces. The only inobvious bit is that, because there is no way to declare namespaces in the DTD, you can't declare different default namespaces for different parts of the DTD, which would have solved Elliotte's problem rather neatly. -- Ron Bourret 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 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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