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Re: Why DOCTYPE Declarations for XHTML?

From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 21:41:12 -0500 (EST)
To: W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.1000117213819.24148A-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
On Mon, 17 Jan 2000, Murray Altheim wrote:

> Simple answer: there's not a conformant XML parser alive today that does
> anything other than use DOCTYPE to declare what document type definition
> a document conforms to,

Wait, isn't nsgmls a XML parse.  Doesn't it use the DOCTYPE to declare
what document type *declaration* (ie grammer) the document conforms to?
It doesn't infer any document type definition information from this?

This would seem to be a contradiction to your claim.  Not that current
incarations of XML parsers would be relevant anyways.

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