On Fri, 23 Feb 2001 13:22:15 EST, Jeremy Foshee said:
Now, who was saying that you didn't need a DTD to understand the XML? ;)
You don't. XML has the ability to stand on it's own if you desire.
Umm.. without a DTD, how do you interpret all the markup that was the POINT
of using XML? Yes, a XML document without the DTD can be syntax-checked, but
let's think for a moment - if you don't have the (hypothetical) rfc2119 DTD,
what is the *semantics* of:
<point>Implementors of Turbo-Foobar <should>support the XYZ extension</should>
Before you say "but we all know what 'should' means", consider that we felt
it necessary to publish RFC2119.
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