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Re: Bristol action: Rewrite the last paragraph of 4.9.2

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 10:14:17 -0400
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To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, www-tag@w3.org

At 10:59 AM -0400 10/22/03, Norman Walsh wrote:
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>Suggested replacement:
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>Applications that rely on DTD processing must impose additional
>constraints on the use of namespaces. DTDs perform validation based on
>the lexical form of the element and attribute names in the document.
>This makes prefixes semantically significant in ways that are
>anticipated by [XMLNS]. As other schema technologies become widely
>deployed, this drawback will diminish in significance.
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It might be useful to indicate that it is possible to use parameter 
entity references to avoid the problem of fixed prefixes when using 
DTDs.
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   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   elharo@metalab.unc.edu
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)
   http://www.cafeconleche.org/books/xmljava
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