Re: Ending DTD proliferation at the W3C

[I'm not trying to defend DTDs, just to understand the issues.]

On 2014/01/14 19:04, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 10:21 AM, Paul Libbrecht<>  wrote:
>> Using a DTD you can declare implied attributes including implied namespaces.
> That misfeature is a reason to ban DTDs in W3C TRs--not a reason to
> keep speccing more DTDs.

Except for the namespace part, this DTD feature is just a formalization 
of default values for attributes, something that in and by itself is 
very widespread.

Are you saying that default attributes are a bad idea?

Regards,   Martin.

Received on Thursday, 16 January 2014 07:17:19 UTC