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Re: Ending DTD proliferation at the W3C

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:16:09 +0900
Message-ID: <52D78739.9000707@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
CC: Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>, "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
[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<paul@hoplahup.net>  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

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