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Re: Level 2 - DTDs?

From: Michael Leventhal <mle@citec.fi>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 18:04:52 +0200
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At 10:30 AM 12/28/98 -0500, you wrote:
>The most often cited reason for not wanting to tackle DTDs in Level 2 was
>that there is a lot of impetus to define a standard XML-syntax "schema" to
>replace DTDs, and we didn't want to spend a lot of time supporting DTDs

Again, I apologize for barging in and asking someone to rehash
something already said many times over.  But ... may I ask if it
would be appropriate at this stage to consider or even to make
a specific proposal introducing a very small set of methods which would
today use information gotten from the DTD, perhaps later from a schema,
and would provide something quite useful without covering the full
expressiveness (or, if you will, arcaneness) of a DTD?  For example, I could
do quite a lot with only a single method which would return the set
of elements permitted in a context.

I personally think it is needed in level 2 although it may well be
less important that the 4 work items selected and, yes, I did not
participate in the prior discussions anyway.  But if the process
is such that such an idea could be entertained I do volunteer to
do the work on making a proposal which respects the overall objectives
of Level 2.

Michael Leventhal
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Received on Monday, 28 December 1998 11:07:22 UTC

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