RE: WD for Namespaces 1.1
> From: Marcus Carr [mailto:mcarr@a...] > Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 4:22 AM > To: Michael Brennan > Cc: Adam Turoff; xml-dev@l... > Subject: Re: WD for Namespaces 1.1 > > > > Michael Brennan wrote: > > > This is totally bogus. Current market-leading XML parsers have > support for > > XML Schema and namespaces, as well as supporting DTDs. Your > argument that > > vendors will abandone DTD support if XML 1.1 rolls in namespace support > > flies in the face of what vendors have already done. There is nothing to > > support such an assertion. It is simply unfounded paranoia. > > No, it's based on history. If XML is SGML, where are all of the new SGML > parsers? Of course, nobody wrote them - they dove straight in and > supported XML > only. A v1.1 parser will need to have inbuilt namespace support > and since DTDs > and namespaces don't play, it's reasonable to assume that some > v1.1 parsers > won't bother to support DTDs. Why would they? Why would v1.1 > mandate that they > should? DTDs would be dead in the water once v1.1 came in, and a lot of > currently functioning systems would have to be frozen at v1.0. Can you *name* a currently supported validating XML 1.0 processor which doesn*t support namespaces already?
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