Roots of the DTD
SimonStL at classic.msn.com
Fri Jun 5 15:12:55 BST 1998
>I don't like telling people they can use DOCTYPE or XSchema PIs but not both.
>also don't like having to write a long list of conflict resolutions -- it
>makes XSchemas harder to use. In both cases, it feels like we are imposing
>requirements not in the XML spec. Ideas?
Perhaps the simplest way to deal with this is to leave roots _out_ of the
XSchema PI. I always thought it was kind of silly to declare it in DOCTYPE -
after all, the root element should be the first and last thing you see in a
document, and an application should be able to figure it out. It seems to me
like redundancy, though there may be reasons for it which I haven't fathomed.
The other reason for ignoring roots is that we _can't_ change DOCTYPE, so I
think we'd better just stay out of its way.
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