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RE: Wikipedia on XML

  • From: "Michael Kay" <mike@saxonica.com>
  • To: "'Elliotte Rusty Harold'" <elharo@ibiblio.org>,"'Tim Bray'" <Tim.Bray@s...>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 15:42:40 +0100

RE:  Wikipedia on XML
> I suggest we add a section on DTDs and validity rather than 
> merging it in with other schema languages. For better or 
> worse--probably worse, the XML specs do specially preference 
> DTDs over other schema languages.

A better approach might be to treat DTDs in the structure of the article as
co-equal with other schema languages, and mention in the prose that for
historical reasons they are given a special status in the XML
recommendation. That's a better reflection of the reality of usage.


Michael Kay

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