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Re: D.1 Distinguish partial and full DTDs?



Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:

> So, I think the answer to the original question is, Yes, there
> should be an XML parameter entity to indicate whether the DTD
> given is a full DTD (as for SGML) or a partial DTD not intended
> to make the document valid (probably, in practice, intended only
> to make it well-formed).

I think we should forgo partial DTDs. XML should be specified in such a way to 
permit (require) parsing of well-formed XML without reference to *any* DTD-like 
information. Of course, this would require that we revisit optional external 
text entities.