Re: C.4 Undeclared entities?

On Tue, 22 Oct 96 08:25:14 CDT, Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU>

>[Medium-long note.  Executive summary:  the discussion of 'implicit'
>DTDs has served its purpose and can be ended without damage to
>the process of designing and documenting XML 1.0.]

O.K. It is now clear that in XML a document "without a DTD" means literally
that, and not just "parsable without reference to  its DTD". I think this is
unfortunate because I believe it will render XML a non-starter in the

I hope someone can prove me wrong by rebutting the following proposition (formal
mathematical proof not required):

XML without a DTD is no different from HTML extended by the ability to "add tags
and attributes" just by defining processing for the additions in a style sheet
(cascading or otherwise).
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