W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > site-comments@w3.org > August 2002

Location of the DTD

From: Claude Petitpierre <claude.petitpierre@epfl.ch>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 02:34:38 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3D5B4B7C.EDB81ACB@epfl.ch>
To: site-comments@w3.org

Dear Sir,

I have had much trouble finding the syntax of the DTDs. The book I had
far from complete and what I have found through the Web for quite a
were mails of persons who were complaining for not finding the DTD.
I think that the following explanations would be very helpful for all
who just want to write a DTD. A remark noticing the following idea
be reachable from the index or the search function.

The fact that the DTDs describe XML, that they are usually put in a
separate file
and that there are XML-Schema tables written in plain XML is misleading.

What I did not realize is that the DTD is part of XML and is located
within the
XML definition.

When I had understood that, everything was clear and I enjoyed the XML
which is very well written.

Best Regards,

C. Petitpierre
Claude Petitpierre +41 (21) 693 26 50
Laboratoire de teleinformatique
EPFL, Faculté d'informatique et communications
1015 Lausanne
Received on Thursday, 15 August 2002 07:16:33 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Monday, 18 April 2022 20:33:41 UTC