Re: Layers, again (was Re: fixing (just) namespaces and validation)
David Megginson writes: > DTDs do two things very well -- they let you validate the surface > structure of an XML 1.0 document, and they provide production rules to > help with the creation of XML 1.0 documents. They could be extended > to do lots of other kinds of things, but I hardly see the point (ISO > 8859-1 could have been extended to include markup, for example, but it > would have been a bad idea). Note that they do two additional things rather more poorly: they specify the physical makeup of the document, and they provide default values for attributes. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.com/ 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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