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Re: why no doc type declaration and PIs in SOAP?

From: Rich Salz <rsalz@zolera.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 13:33:20 -0400
Message-ID: <3BAA2860.D9D6978F@zolera.com>
To: Marc Hadley <marc.hadley@sun.com>
CC: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@idoox.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
> (ii) Adding them doesn't add much to the complexity, they are part of
> XML so we should allow them.

ugh, now i have to add entity handling, attribute default values, etc? 
DTD adds a big burden -- I don't think it would still be possible to
build a SOAP processor directly on SAX, e.g.  Also, isn't it Official
W3C Opinion that DTD's are declasses -- schema is the way to go?

> My original suggestion for resolution of issue 4 was to retain their
> current status (i.e. not allowed) and add text requiring a SOAP
> processor to generate a fault when a message containing one was received.

Hmm, since the spec currently says their illegal, an incoming message
that has them is ill-formed, so aren't you supposed to fault now
anyway?  (I do.) But a little repetition and redundancy never hurt too
much, I s'pose.

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