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MathML DTD warning is incorrect

From: Joe Java <cop3252@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 14:07:51 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <203776.56963.qm@web34408.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: www-validator-css@w3.org

The problem is that the validator accepts the MathML 2.0 
working draft version of the DTD:
 
http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML2/dtd/xhtml-math11-f.dtd

but issues a warning for the the official latest MathML 2.0 
recommended DTD (see section A.2.3 of the recommendation) : 

http://www.w3.org/Math/DTD/mathml2/xhtml-math11-f.dtd

This is backwards.  There is only one DTD that is correct
for a document that claims to be MathML 2.0.  

Any document trying to validate as MathML 2.0 that is still 
using the working draft DTD should be given a warning and 
told what the correct final version DTD is.

This also means that "Bug 6574 - Allow multiple System 
Identifiers as acceptable for a given PI" 
located at: 
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6574
should be marked as invalid.  

Documents that validate to a Working draft copy of a standard 
should be issued warnings for all deviations form the latest 
final recommended version of a standard. 





      
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