W. Eliot Kimber eliot at
Wed Dec 9 21:16:19 GMT 1998

At 04:37 PM 12/8/98 -0500, Charles Reitzel wrote:

>So any and all NOTATION attributes are used to interpret the element.  This
>is a bit vague for my taste, but I'll take it.  Any number of NOTATION
>attributes are possible, so it could be unclear which controls the format of
>the element value.  E.g. one might control the element value while another
>might be used to perform app specific content model validation not possible
>with a DTD alone. (if X is present, then Y is required, etc.).

They would all govern: each notation's own processor would do whatever it
does and the processing application could use the result or not as it
pleased: a given data object can be many things at once.

Remember that notations do not affect the *parsing* of the data, only its
semantic interpretation.  There is never a problem with having multiple
semantics associated with a data object as long as you know which one
applies to your process.


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W. Eliot Kimber, Senior Consulting SGML Engineer
ISOGEN International Corp.
2200 N. Lamar St., Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75202.  214.953.0004

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