To validate or not to validate, that is the question
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Mon Aug 17 16:45:29 BST 1998
Martin Bryan wrote:
> Why does this group seem to feel there is an overpowering need to develop a
> DTD that can be used to validate the compound structure, rather than its
> individual fragments?
I think your model of "compound document" is too simple. You seem
to model it as a set of self-contained fragments enclosed in a
I expect to see much more complex documents: a Chemical ML description
of a molecule, with (a) embedded HTML English-language documentation,
which itself contains several inclusions of MathML, and (b) a SMIL
document that marshals a non-XML movie of the molecule. How would
you validate just the HTML part, given that the HTML DTD does not
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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