Re: Question on namespaces and DTDs
On Wednesday 12 March 2003 17:38, Alessandro Triglia wrote: > Hi > > I have a question about DTDs and "Namespaces in XML". > > First of all, is it true that any well-formed XML document according to > "Namespaces in XML" must be well-formed according to XML 1.0 in the > first place? Is it true that "Namespaces in XML" is - syntactically - > a subset of XML 1.0? > > If the answer is yes, suppose that a document contains an element whose > QName is "abc:el". If the document contains a DTD, how should this > element type be declared? As "abc:el", I guess. What if the document > also contains another element "xyz:el" and the "xyz" prefix is bound > to the same namespace name as "abc"? I guess that, at the DTD level, > "abc:el" and "xyz:el" are two distinct element types and both must be > declared independently. > > Are my conclusions right? Yep, as far as I can see; DTDs only support namespaces through a hack involving hardwiring what the namespace prefix will be. > > Alessandro Triglia > ABS -- A city is like a large, complex, rabbit - ARP
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