A compromise?

Nick Manson nmanson at livepage.com
Mon Sep 20 03:20:52 BST 1999


> Here is a possible (and not necessarily the best) rendition of such a
> mechanism:
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/"
>   xml:schema="http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/strict.dtd">
>     <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/"
>       xml:schema="-//W3C//DTD SVG July 1999//EN">
>     </svg>
> </html>
> Comments?

I like the mechanism and think it could be useful in other places.  
One comment:

If this compromise was accepted by the W3C, I would prefer reserving 
'xml:schema' for W3C xml schemas (whatever their final form) and using
'xml:doctype' for DTD files.  This side-steps the issue of relying on
magic file extensions and/or proper HTTP server behaviour.  Perhaps
the 'LocalPart' could be tied to mime type?

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