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Re: Bristol action: Rewrite the last paragraph of 4.9.2

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 13:30:15 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
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/ Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> was heard to say:
|>Suggested replacement:
|>
|>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.
|>
|
| 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.

That only addresses one part of the problem (it allows any prefix for
a given document, but does not allow different prefixes in different
parts of the same document) and seems too much of a technical detail
for the webarch doc to me.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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