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Re: text/html for xml extensions of XHTML

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 19:28:32 -0500
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "William F. Hammond" <hammond@csc.albany.edu>, <mozilla-mathml@mozilla.org>, <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B716105F.A8A9%aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

>>>> Mozilla's XML parser should be smart enough to recognize the HTML DTDs and
>>>> thus expand these entities properly, even if it doesn't validate the page
>>>> (which I believe it should).
>>> (If it did, you couldn't arbitrarily use namespaces.)
>> I don't know if this is possible with Mozilla's current technology, but
>> ideally it would validate the XHTML only within the HTML namespace (and the
>> attribute space).
> Forget Mozilla's current technology -- that's not even possible within the
> W3C's technology. XSchemas are supposed to be the way to do that.

And XSchemas are W3C technology, so what's the issue. (I use validate in a
broader sense than just DTDs to include anything that tells you when your
document is messed up.)

[ Aaron Swartz | me@aaronsw.com | http://www.aaronsw.com ]
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