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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Re: SGML vs XML

On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 08:53:45AM -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
> / Trevor Jenkins <trevor.jenkins@suneidesis.com> was heard to say:
> | Your question begs further questions such as support for legacy (SGML)
> | documents, can a XML compliant DTD be used with SGML instances, and
> The really thorny question here is, how long can DocBook resist
> features that are XML-specific in practice (mixed namespaces,
> constraints expressed in a schema language other than DTDs), etc.
> The proposed linking extensions will add XLink-namespaced attributes
> more-or-less throughout. That works fine in SGML, until someone uses a
> different xmlns declaration for the XLink namespace in different parts
> of the same document.

Why should it be a problem ?  That's something an XML author could
want to do, but that would just not be available to SGML authors.  Or
do I miss the point ?

Yann Dirson <Yann.Dirson@fr.alcove.com>                 http://www.alcove.com/
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