Re: Identify PUBLICID outside of dtd?
At 2002-10-15 10:51 -0400, Chris Wilper wrote: >I am convinced that the concept of a DOCTYPE/PUBLICID >identifying a doctype is needed... Many people (myself include) already are convinced. I think the last time this was discussed publicly was quite a while ago ... from my records the thread begins here: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/199809/msg00427.html I cannot find the original XML SIG discussions where this was hotly debated. >Is anyone working on defining something like this? The idea of allowing a public identifier alone was shot down every time it was brought up. I don't think we'll ever see a public identifier allowed alone ... we will always be required to supply a fallback system identifier. According to XML 1.0 4.2.2 a processor may choose to use the public identifier first and only if it fails need it use the fallback system identifier. For this reason I don't think the issue of allowing it alone (which is what I think you are asking for) need be debated again ... just use a processor that respects the use of the public identifier (and whatever mechanism it chooses to use for resolution of the public identifier) and you don't need to change the definition of XML. I hope this helps. .................... Ken -- G. Ken Holman mailto:gkholman@C... Crane Softwrights Ltd. http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/x/ Box 266, Kars, Ontario CANADA K0A-2E0 +1(613)489-0999 (F:-0995) ISBN 0-13-065196-6 Definitive XSLT and XPath ISBN 0-13-140374-5 Definitive XSL-FO ISBN 1-894049-08-X Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath ISBN 1-894049-10-1 Practical Formatting Using XSL-FO Next public training: 2002-12-08,2003-02-03,06,03-03,06
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