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RE: Parameter entity references in WF docs

From: Andrew Layman <andrewl@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 13:28:44 -0700
Message-ID: <7BB61B44F197D011892800805FD4F792A4C036@RED-03-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Bert Bos'" <bert@w3.org>, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Good points.  Thanks.

--Andrew Layman
   AndrewL@microsoft.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bert Bos [SMTP:bert@w3.org]
> Sent:	Wednesday, May 28, 1997 1:04 PM
> To:	w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: Parameter entity references in WF docs
> 
> There is a better solution, and even more in the spirit of XML:
> define XML in such a way that no parser ever needs to parse a DTD.
> 
> That would leave the burden of parsing DTDs (and PEs) to certain
> generic validators and generators. You don't need many of those, but
> you do need hundreds of normal parsers.
> 
> This is not just a wish. I think this is absolutely necessary. Most
> parsers *will* treat XML as if it didn't need a DTD and it is better
> for interoperability if there is a spec for that format. Section 2.10
> (Required markup declaration) of the latest working draft already
> outlines the expected problems. That's OK for a draft, but eventually
> the spec needs to solve them.
> 
> 
> Bert
Received on Wednesday, 28 May 1997 16:28:51 UTC

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