crism at oreilly.com
Thu Jan 21 20:42:06 GMT 1999
> Except for DTD-based validation, which has to stay backward
> compatible. So either we heave over DTD's altogether, or we apply
> Tim's algorithm (which unquestionably works, but at a price).
If you need namespaces and DTDs, it can be done. Tim's algorithm is
for the very hard problem of mechanically merging the restrictions of
multiple namespaces. But if you *need* a DTD, odds are it's because
you have some particular restrictions you need to express. So express
them! Namespace-style names don't introduce any new problems here.
They *do* make assembling of semantics (but not restrictions) from
disparate document types possible.
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