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Re: D.1 Distinguish partial and full DTDs?



Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
> 
> On 30 October 1996, the ERB will vote to decide the following
> question.  A straw poll indicates the question needs further
> discussion in the work group.
> 
> D.1 What behavior should XML systems exhibit if no DTD, or only a
> partial DTD, is given with a document? 

Separate these.  A partial DTD sounds like a way to return 
errors if the instance contains undefined markup.  An  
with no <!DOCTYPE and an instance for which no DTD exists 
are the same thing.

> In particular, should there
> be a way to distinguish a document instance for which a DTD exists
> but is not given from an instance for which no DTD exists?

No.

Len Bullard


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