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Re: Comments on DOM 2

From: Dieter Köhler <dieter.koehler@ppp.uni-bamberg.de>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 00:07:43 +0100
Message-ID: <38BDA2BF.D430C099@ppp.uni-bamberg.de>
To: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>, "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
> As for PIs ... they're either built in to the application (e.g.
> ones marking an editor cursor) or levarage the NOTATION mechanism
> half-suggested for that purpose, and so must appear after the DTD.

As I wrote in an earlier post:  Creating customized external DTDs is a
legitimate use of PIs before the DTD.

Beside that:  The minimum requirement for a final DOM version is that
it offers a way so that each well formed XML document can be parsed
properly.  What you demand is a stricter XML version which forbids PIs
before DTDs.  As long as the current XML version defines the prolog as

[22] prolog ::= XMLDecl? Misc* (doctypedecl Misc*)?

and *not* as

[22] prolog ::= XMLDecl? (Comment | S)* (doctypedecl Misc*)?

the DOM shall seek to support a proper treatment of PIs and the DTD in
their order of appearance.

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