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Re: namespace question

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 18:20:27 +0200
Message-ID: <44CF7F4B.5090600@kosek.cz>
To: Siegfried Gipp <siegfried@rorkvell.de>
CC: www-validator@w3.org
Siegfried Gipp wrote:

>> Yes, but in the age of compound documents with elements from multiple
>> namespaces DTDs and related machinery (including !DOCTYPE) is simply
>> insufficient and obsolete.
...
> 2. Even with compound documents it would still be a good idea to validate at 
> least the elements out of one namespace and check the remainder just for 
> well-formedness.

Which is impossible to express with DTDs, so this is not argument for 
preserving !DOCTYPE. Namespace wildcards are supported only by W3C XML 
Schema and by RELAX NG, not by DTD.

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