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keshlam at keshlam at
Wed Mar 17 16:44:40 GMT 1999

>Uh, "nonstandard" is not the correct adjective.  "Non-W3C-recommended"
>is much more correct.  In fact, there has been an internationally
>standard model for the API to DTDs for over 3 years: the SGML Property
>Set, found in ISO/IEC 10744:1997 ("HyTime") and in ISO/IEC 10179:1996

Unfortunately, that may not what's being implemented by DOM developers, so I
stand by my statement: there is no guarantee that any given DOM has any given
API to its DTDs (outside of the simple calls included in DOM Level 1), and
whatever it does supply is not likely to follow any standard.

We're all waiting for the Schema group to report out so the DOM WG feels
comfortable implementing a real schema API. Until then, caveat usetor.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
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