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Re: XML processor profiles makes optional features look less optional

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 02 May 2011 14:11:24 +0300
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <1304334684.2146.260.camel@shuttle>
> Speaking only for myself, and following other similar comments, would
> paying more attention to the standalone pseudo-attribute in the XML
> declaration work better?

Not really.

> That is, what if the Recommended profile required (external subset
> processing or failure) iff standalone='no' ?

That would break for example documents that have an XHTML 1.1 + RDFa
doctype and are served as application/xhtml+xml. I don't know how many
such documents exist on the Web. Could be that none actually exist and
the concern about that particular doctype is moot.

More generally, there doesn't seem to be value in breaking documents
that have a doctype that isn't one of the special ones but that doesn't
really need the doctype.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 2 May 2011 11:11:59 UTC

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