Re: Doctypes again (was Re: Documents within documen
"Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@n...> writes: > > For me, the most compelling use for (the notion > > of) document type is as a contract. A document > > type declaration asserts that a document's > > syntax follows some set of rules to express the > > document creator's intended semantics. > > Yes. I've always thought one of the weakest things about DTDs is that a > document is considered valid if it meets the sender's criteria, whether or > not it meets the recipient's. That's why we defined W3C XML Schema to allow any of document author, user and/or application to specify schema document resources for schema-validity assessment. ht -- Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team 2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440 Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@c... URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/
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