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RE: Faulty DTD of Object element

From: Ed Simon <ed.simon@entrust.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 08:14:25 -0500
Message-ID: <01E1D01C12D7D211AFC70090273D20B101C4AA63@sothmxs06.entrust.com>
To: "'w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org'" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Until tools understand XML Schemas, I suspect XML-structure-validation of
XML Signatures won't really be reliable.  I think the IBM XML4J parser has
an early schema handler.

Regards, Ed
-----Original Message-----
From: Gregor Karlinger [mailto:Gregor.Karlinger@iaik.at]
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 3:19 AM
To: Ed Simon
Cc: 'w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org'
Subject: Re: Faulty DTD of Object element

Ed Simon wrote:

> Strictly speaking, XML v1.0 defines "ANY" to mean "any of the elements
> defined in the DTD" whereas we would like it to mean "PDCDATA or any
> well-formed XML instance".  Hence, the DTD model is really inadequate here
> though some might consider "ANY" to be closer than "PCDATA".

Thanks for this enlightenment! Up to now I thought PCDATA would correspond 
with String, and the behaviour of a XML parser API I have in use fortified
my opinion (please see my response to Joseph's article).

Gregor Karlinger
Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications
Received on Friday, 25 February 2000 08:14:59 UTC

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