Namespaces hate validation!

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Jan 6 19:10:14 GMT 1999

Tim Bray wrote:

[detailed description of instance algorithm snipped]

> Now you can validate.
> Sorry for not connecting the dots.  Murray, this does work.

Not quite.  You must also rewrite the (compound) DTD to use
the same prefixes as the rewritten instance, and you must have
an oracle which can tell you how the prefixes in the DTD map
to URIs, since the Namespaces PR does not tell you how to learn that.
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