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"validate against"???

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 15:25:48 -0600
Message-ID: <38A32CDC.FE677FD1@w3.org>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
regarding:

"2.1. Document Conformance

A Conforming XHTML Basic document is a document that requires only the
facilities
described as mandatory in this specification. Such a document must meet
all of the following
criteria: 

   1.It must validate against the DTD found in Appendix B.
	[...]"
	-- http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-xhtml-basic-20000210


What do you mean by "validate against"? Per XML 1.0, 'valid' is
descriptive
of XML documents, not a relationship between documents and DTDs.
c.f.  http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210#dt-valid

You could say:

	It must be a valid XML 1.0 document, and its document type
	declaration must be:

	<!DOCTYPE html SYSTEM

"http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-xhtml-basic-20000210/xhtml-basic10-model-1.mod">


but I don't know what you mean by 'validate against'.

-- 
Dan Connolly
http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 10 February 2000 16:27:38 GMT

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