RE: XML and (K)Office
At 09:20 AM 3/26/99 +1000, James Robertson wrote: >Without the rigour of a DTD, we've got nothing. This sentiment is not universally shared. While DTDs are extremely useful and should be constructed as (a small) part of any serious language-design effort, they are in some cases unnecessary (for validation, full-text indexing, and lots of other things) and in other cases insufficient - DTD validation never comes close to real business-logic validation. I am near-schizophrenic these days, running around telling people that yes, they should use DTDs, and simultaneously warning them that there are situations where they fail to be either necessary or sufficient; the kind of mystico- religious attitude above does not help. >How will future users make sense of the format without >a DTD? And what, pray tell, part of a DTD helps you "make sense" of a format? -Tim 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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