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RE: Does DTD validation work with namespaces?

  • From: Richard Tobin <richard@c...>
  • To: xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 23:28:00 +0100 (BST)

RE: Does DTD validation work with namespaces?
Jonathan Borden wrote:

>Actually XML names already redefine:


No it doesn't.  To conform to the namespaces spec a document must meet
certain extra constraints on these productions, but all
namespace-compliant documents are XML 1.0 documents and their XML 1.0
meaning is unchanged.  On the other hand a change like:

> extending the syntax of EntityDecl
> to allow the specification of an implicit prefix for an included

would change the XML 1.0 meaning of documents.  In particular, it
would make documents valid that were otherwise invalid.

-- Richard


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