Re: Parser compliance
[Tim Bray:] > I have often wondered where this myth arose that validating against > a DTD will tell you, in useful real-world terms, "what's wrong with > your XML". I have often wondered where this myth arose that DTDs are somewhere between evil and useless. It's baffling that this myth arises when there's nothing better than, or even as good as DTDs. Meanwhile, perhaps because of this myth, several serious W3C efforts appear to be taking giant steps backward from providing even the usefulness that DTDs do in fact provide. I have no adequate explanation for this. I'm putting it down to some new electronic form of mass engineering hysteria, in which rumors, perhaps based on casual and unguarded remarks of experts, shape public opinion in unintended ways that work against the public interest. -Steve -- Steven R. Newcomb, President, TechnoTeacher, Inc. srn@t... http://www.techno.com ftp.techno.com voice: +1 972 517 7954 <<-- new phone number fax +1 972 517 4571 <<-- new fax number pager (150 characters max): srn-page@t... Suite 211 <<-- new address 7101 Chase Oaks Boulevard Plano, Texas 75025 USA 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 unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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