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Re: C.4 Undeclared entities?

From: <lee@sq.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 96 10:31:14 EST
Message-Id: <9610281531.AA01296@sqrex.sq.com>
To: kimber@passage.com, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
> I think you're missing Charles' point: that one goal is for XML documents
> to *also* be SGML documents.  To do that, they *must* have at least
> "<!DOCTYPE typename SYSTEM>" at their start.

They must also have a DTD to be valid SGML documents.

> Note that any *existing* SGML processor can consider this to be valid by
> defining its algorithm for resolving the omitted SYSTEM identifier to be
> "parse the document

Please name any existing SGML processor that works this way today.
If you have to change the code, you're not talking about an
existing parser.

A modified parser could just as easily insert a DOCTYPE line.

Lee
Received on Monday, 28 October 1996 10:31:36 UTC

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