To validate or not to validate, that is the question

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Aug 18 16:56:50 BST 1998

Martin Bryan wrote:

> I would validate any HTML I needed to embedded within the document
> with an HTML editor which had enough sense to ignore any element that had a
> namespace other than HTML specified, together with any nested elements that
> were not declared to be HTML compliant. I would edit the Chemical ML
> material in an SGML/XML editor that was set-up to validate material in that
> DTD, but ignore any element (and its contents) that had a namespace
> specification for another DTD.

Of course, if you are allowed to invent whatever tools you need, you
can do whatever you want.  I was asking for a *general* method of
validating document parts with alien subparts.  Architectural forms
can perhaps provide this ability: I still don't understand them
well enough to be sure.

John Cowan		cowan at
	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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