Re: [Fwd: ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)]
At 03:27 30/08/1999 , Ann Navarro wrote: >At 06:41 PM 8/29/99 +0100, W. Eliot Kimber wrote: > >> > No, we've not confused them. We happen to have three 'flavors' of >> XHTML 1.0 >> > (the first deliverable from the XHTML project, not the end sum of our >> > work), that essentially map to the three flavors of HTML 4.0. Each of them >> > was assigned a namespace that corresponds in title to the three flavor >> > names. We do not mistakenly confuse their DTDs for their namespaces. (nor >> > are we limiting XHTML to the use of DTDs, Schemas, as has been pointed >> out, >> > 'isn't soup yet') >> >>But: name spaces do not define anything. Therefore, a namespace cannot >>be the *definition* of what these three flavors are. > > >I didn't say they did define anything. I said they each have a namespace. >Period. They each have a DTD. Period. > >They happen to share a string for a portion of their titles. > >That does not say "the namespace defines the flavors". > >Ann So what does this mean in practice. If namespaces *and* DTDs are used, I presume that the namespaces are explicitly written into the DTDs. Does this mean, I would have to type: <strict:p>A paragraph instead of just <p>A paragraph If so, I can tell you now, it's all going to fail. (PS. I know the answer is probably in the spec, but too much to do this morning - no time to go off and read yet another spec.) Cheers, J ------------------------- James Robertson Step Two Designs Pty Ltd SGML, XML & HTML Consultancy http://www.steptwo.com.au/ jamesr@s... "Beyond the Idea" ACN 081 019 623 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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