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Subject: Re: Data misuse (was Re: template matching..)
From: Marcus Carr <mrc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 23:35:56 +1000

Sara Mitchell wrote:

> It also makes it clear that versioning needs to be considered as
> you
> design your DTDs. You can include version numbers in the PUBLIC
> ID for the DTD. Unfortunately, with XML, there is no requirement
> for
> a processor to pay attention to the public ID, but it could also
> be done in the namespace. This could be used as a signal on the
> client-end that the data they are receiving may use a different
> standard than their current stylesheet.

I may not have a DTD - the data may be a loose agglomeration of database fields and
live-feed weather reports - well formed, but that's all I know about it. This is the
new datacentric world...

> I know all of this sounds awkward, and you're undoubtedly right
> that more specific and efficient methods need to be worked out.
> So we have more to work on, right?

I think so, but I haven't progressed past the question yet...


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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