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Re: xml:space incorrectly declared in all 3 XHTML 1.0 DTDs

From: Tom Epperly <tepperly@llnl.gov>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 13:59:03 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <396B6042.C907EED5@llnl.gov>
To: www-html@w3.org
> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 03:36:18 -0500 (EST)
> From: Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>
> Message-Id: <200001310836.BAA40433@skew.org>
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: xml:space incorrectly declared in all 3 XHTML 1.0 DTDs
>
> Hi,
>
> 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?

I have the same comments and questions.  I am trying to use Xerces,
http://xml.apache.org/xerces-j/index.html, to validate some XHTML, and it is
choking on the XHTML 1.0 DTDs.

Tom

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