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xml:space incorrectly declared in all 3 XHTML 1.0 DTDs

From: Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 03:36:18 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200001310836.BAA40433@skew.org>
To: www-html@w3.org

In all 3 XHTML 1.0 DTDs there are declarations of an xml:space attribute
as an enumerated type with only one possible value, 'preserve'. This is in
violation of the XML 1.0 Recommendation which states that when declared,
the xml:space attribute must be an enumerated type with only two possible
values, 'default' and 'preserve'.

Validating parsers (MSXML and Xerces) are choking on the DTDs. Why wasn't
this corrected before the XHTML 1.0 Recommendation was announced? Is it
too late to fix it?

   - Mike
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