david at megginson.com
Thu Sep 10 20:01:02 BST 1998
Peter Jones writes:
> What do you mean by compounding DTDs? I don't know whether any of my
> postings to the list have been getting through, ...but why can't the
> notion of a DTD be an utterly nebulous concept in the abstract, elements
> themselves having a namespace URIs which addresses a DTD entity for that
> particular element. Different elements validated against different
> declarations lying in dispersed DTD entities.
It could, but it's not, because XML 1.0 didn't define DTDs that way,
and the namespaces WD made no attempt to modify XML 1.0.
> Why isn't this idea getting through to anyone? (am v. frustrated!)
I think that this idea is very much in the minds of the W3C group
working on XML Schemas. It may be a while, however, before they have
anything ready for public view.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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