Re: B.7 Conditional inclusion in DTDs?

On Sat, 12 Oct 96 15:06:59 CDT, Michael Sperberg-McQueen
<U35395@UICVM.CC.UIC.EDU> wrote:

>On 16 October 1996, the ERB will vote to decide the following question.
>A straw poll indicates the question needs further discussion in the work
>B.7 How should XML deal with the need for conditional inclusion of
>markup declarations, if XML has no marked sections (10.4.1)?

XML shouldn't have conditional DTDs. They defeat the objective of simplicity.
Those who need complex DTD management will be using full SGML and can easily
generate XML from it.
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