Namespaces and DTDs

james anderson James.Anderson at
Tue Mar 9 17:21:20 GMT 1999

? which of the "namespace aware" parsers will permit you to parse validate a
document for which partions of the dtd contain element declarations with
ambiguous names - without first modifying the dtd? i've yet to hear a solution
to the "ambiguous name" problem for xml-1.0/+ns conforming parsers.

Ronald Bourret wrote:
> Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> > I have several DTDs with conflicting definitions of certain elements.
> > (e.g one defines a HEAD as a TITLE followed by a META and another
> > defines a HEAD as #PCDATA). I need to use all the DTDs and associated
> > markup languages for a single document.
> >
> > To an extent I can disambiguate them with namespaces.  However, is there
> > any way I can do this while still validating against the orignal DTDs?
> > ...
> If you want to use a namespace-unaware parser, I don't see how you can
> avoid rewriting the DTDs. ...l

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