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RE: Erratum in section 1.1 of Canonical XML

From: John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 08:47:16 -0700
Message-ID: <7874BFCCD289A645B5CE3935769F0B520C33C2@tigger.PureEdge.com>
To: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>

Hi Elliotte,

I'd appreciate it if you'd elaborate on this point a bit more.  For my
own case, I currently believe that DTD is used interchangeably as an
abbreviation for both the document type definition grammar and the
document type declaration.  Note, however, that I take my understanding
of what DTD means directly from its usage in the XML Recommendation [1],
which incidentally seems to use DTD more often to refer to the
DTDeclaration. Moreover, the same usage for DTD appears in XPath [2].

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath

John Boyer
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-----Original Message-----
From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 9:51 AM
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Subject: Erratum in section 1.1 of Canonical XML

In section 1.1 it is written that:

The XML declaration and document type declaration (DTD) are removed

The problem is that "document type declaration" is not abbreviated
"DTD". DTD stands for document type definition, which is not the same
thing as a document type declaration, though they're closely related. I
suggest simply deleting "(DTD) "

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