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on namespaces in document type definitions

From: james anderson <janson2@attglobal.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 03:09:53 -0400 (EDT)
To: xml-names-editor@w3.org
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with respect to section 5, using qualified names, in particular the 
passage

"Note that DTD-based validation is not namespace-aware; no mechanism is 
provided for binding or defaulting namespaces within a DTD, and element 
and attribute names in declarations are matched literally against names 
in the instance.  To validate a document that uses namespaces against a 
DTD, the same prefixes must be used in the DTD as in the instance."

either the passage should be eliminated, or it should be rewritten to 
accurately express the consequences, which are that either prefixes are 
elevated to the status of universal identifiers or, in general, dtd's 
are fundamentally incompatible with namespace-aware documents and 
should be deprecated.

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