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Document Type Declaration information item

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 14:35:41 -0700
Message-ID: <3B3268AD.4090607@metalab.unc.edu>
To: www-xml-infoset-comments@w3.org
I have two concerns about the DocType Declaration information item

1. I don't see why the children property of this item contains 
processing instructions found in the DTD but not comments found there. 
Older versions of the spec included both.

2. I think it's confusing that the Document Type Declaration information 
item contains processing instrcutions that are not in the document type 
declaration, but only in the external DTD subset. it would seem more 
sensible to me that instead of a children property, the Document Type 
Declaration information item would contain a Document Type Definition 
information item which would contain these children in the right order. 
This would also more naturally lend itself to future extensions to 
handle DTDs and other content models.

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