Re: Proposed SUBDOC support in HTML

Earl Hood (
Wed, 24 Aug 1994 00:22:05 +0200

> I'm not sure what you mean by this. It's awkward, if not meaningless
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Terminology police on the prowl ... :-)

> <DOCTYPE paper PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML//3.0" [
> <!ENTITY ch1 SYSTEM "ch1.html">
> <!ENTITY ch2 SYSTEM "ch2.html">

I believe the entity declarations should be:

<!ENTITY ch1 SYSTEM "ch1.html" SUBDOC>
<!ENTITY ch2 SYSTEM "ch2.html" SUBDOC>

The SUBDOC keyword is important, because it tells the SGML validator (or
in this example, the Web client), that the entity defines a reference
to a complete document (i.e. contains its own DOCTYPE declaration). This
distinction is important because the SUBDOC feature insures protection
from name spacing conflicts between the main document and the subdocument.