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Re: Editorial comment on PR draft

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 15:06:53 +0200
Message-ID: <188597736.20050713150653@w3.org>
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org

On Wednesday, July 13, 2005, 2:07:23 PM, Elliotte wrote:


EH> Declarations in either the internal or external DTD subset of an XML
EH> document can declare attributes to be of type ID. However, some 
EH> specifications, notably SOAP, forbid DTDs completely; and processing the
EH> external DTD subset is optional for conformant XML processors, leaving
EH> no guarantee that all consumers of the XML document will be able to 
EH> successfully recognize the identifiers.

I think that is better and clearer, yes. I wonder if it might be better
to go from the general to the specific

Declarations in either the internal or external DTD subset of an XML
document can declare attributes to be of type ID. However, processing
the external DTD subset is optional for conformant XML processors, and
some specifications, notably SOAP, forbid DTDs completely; leaving no
guarantee that all consumers of the XML document will be able to
successfully recognize the identifiers.

However, I am happy with Elliotte's wording too.


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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
Received on Wednesday, 13 July 2005 13:07:00 UTC

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