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Re: FPI and URI for dtd

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 13:23:35 +0000
Message-Id: <p05010410b6d3ce9734b8@[]>
To: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
At 13:14 +0000 2001-03-13, Nick Kew wrote:
>On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Karl Dubost wrote:
>>  SGML gurus,
>Are there any on this list?

:) we are all learning everyday!

>  > I'm in the process of starting of set of documents to build a test
>>  suite for HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 and I have detected something that
>>  seems to NOT be a problem for the HTML validator. :)
>>  "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/foo.dtd">
>This situation has been discussed (at least in passing) on ciwah.
>The issue is of course that the validator, on encountering an
>FPI that can be resolved internally, ignores the external DTD.

ok no problem with this.

>AFAIK, this is correct behaviour.  Any change would therefore be
>incorrect in the context of validation.  It should be introduced
>only in the context of a decision to offer optional extra checks,
>as in the Page Valet.

	My proposal was NOT to validate depending on the external 
DTD, but just verify that the FPI match to the external DTD. It's why 
I think it could be good to have a warning saying:

"yoohoo authors, your FPI and your DTD are not compatible"

A 'warning' is not an 'error'.

Karl Dubost / W3C - Conformance Manager

      --- Be Strict To Be Cool! ---
Received on Tuesday, 13 March 2001 08:25:14 UTC

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