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Re: Namespaces, the universe, and everything

From: Dave Hollander <dmh@hpsgml.fc.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 12:36:35 -0600
Message-Id: <199706191836.AA120875396@hpsgml.fc.hp.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org

Thank you Tim. I have been following the thread with great interest and
find myself distracted at some of the rhetoric that has been posted.
I hope everyone will respond to your posting as a cry for precision. 

Regarding validation

I would like to understand better just what type(s) of correctness 
testing may be possible with the <dc:name> approach.  As I see it, we can:
 1. perform well-formed testing
 2. validate...which portions would be able to be validated if only the 
	"base" DTD is available?
 3. apply application specific tests to fragment content

I suspect these are sufficient for the example that was given.

Dave Hollander

> I and Jean (and I'm sure Jon at Sun and Dave at 
> HP etc etc etc) are  having a lot of trouble with really smart and really 
> senior people who at the moment look at us like we're nuts 

This is so true. The web's success provides it the high ground.
I must argue that the SGML lessons will help the web, not the web
must help SGML.  Since we are all moving toward a new technology, 
any point will lose if it is pressed based solely on the premise
that the SGML community knows better.  If that argument is used enough, 
the SGML foundation of XML may become suspect then challenged.

Dave Hollander                    Hewlett-Packard
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TIS/WebCOE                        Fort Collins, Colorado  80525
dmh@corp.hp.com                   970-229-3192 
Received on Thursday, 19 June 1997 14:45:38 UTC

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