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Re: XHTML doctype and namespace lookups overwhelm w3.org servers?

From: Gannon J. Dick <gdick@verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 16:48:30 -0600
Message-ID: <000601c2d9fb$5ae9ddd0$2be54004@home2>
To: "Albert Oliver Serra" <brosaj@menta.net>, <www-html@w3.org>

MSXML4.DLL is a validating parser.  The default is to try and validate (on
load) against the DTD.
The problem comes in because of how the parser handles <![IGNORE[foo]]>
directives.  Unlike some
other parsers it LOOKS FOR THE EXTERNAL FILE first, then disregards it as
opposed to skipping past.
You can get around this with a local copy of the DTD purged of this filler.
I have suggested several times
that the W3C put a dummy file out there but so far no luck.

Did it occur to anyone that a "Link Checker" for DTD's, like the one for
HTML, would not pass this style in modular DTD's?

Gannon J. Dick
----- Original Message -----
From: "Albert Oliver Serra" <brosaj@menta.net>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: XHTML doctype and namespace lookups overwhelm w3.org servers?


>
> Have you ever tried to save a file with xht extension and load it in IE
> 6.0??? It's really strange; it gives you a mistake in
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd line 85 where
> %xhtml-prefw-redecl.mod; is not defined.
>
> Why is this???
>
> Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> >>I save it as examp2.htm and examp2.xml respectively.
> >
> >
> > What you are seeing is IE's lack of support for XHTML.  If you name the
file
> > examp2.htm, it treats it as HTML (not XHTML) and just parses it.  When
you name it
> > examp2.xml, it treats it as XML and does not realize that it is actually
XHTML.
> >
> > Boris
>
> --
> Albert Oliver Serra
> email: brosaj@menta.net
>
Received on Friday, 21 February 2003 17:49:00 GMT

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