Re: C.4 Undeclared entities?
Jon Bosak wrote:
> While there are no
> doubt many applications for which such a system would be inadequate, I
> found that SGML without a DTD provided me with everything that I
> wanted SGML to do as a publishing medium, with the single exception of
> validation. A lot of other DynaText/DynaWeb users found this out,
> too. I predict that a lot of XML users will come to the same
No quarrel. Just keep in mind that validatibility and parameterizing
the editor are very powerful requirements in the minds and contracts
of others who will be buying these systems. I noted this to Michael
and I note it to the list, without provably correct well-formed
where that correctness is tested under conditions of a formal
agreement whose own validity is testable, XML is a non-starter.
The PDF/Formal Fixed Non-Revisable guys will have a field day.
Whether correct by test, or correct by construction, formal legal
proof is required. A DTD is easier to build than a test script
and much easier to share and interoperate.
C'mon guys. You are screwing this pooch just to prove who has the
smallest parser. Kind of macho in reverse.