XML complexity, namespaces (was WG)

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Sun Mar 21 04:23:31 GMT 1999

David Megginson wrote:
> In the SGML world, someone had to create one or more variant DTDs to
> ensure that the document was valid at each stage (... often
> with liberal sprinklings of ANY).  

What's wrong with using ANY for all content models instead of going
DTD-less? Then the only thing you need to be careful of is that elements
you create have a corresponding type in the DTD. 

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

"Perpetually obsolescing and thus losing all data and programs every 10
years (the current pattern) is no way to run an information economy or
a civilization." - Stewart Brand, founder of the Whole Earth Catalog

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