W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org > June 1997

Re: Documentation for DTDs (was HDML DTD)

From: Dave Peterson <davep@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 1997 15:56:10 -0400
Message-Id: <v01540b02afd331e6d5ad@[]>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 6:09 AM 6/22/97, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:

>IMO the additiona of useful documentation to DTDs in a formal manner would be
>the single most valuable thing that could be done to 'sell' the DTD concept
>to the new users of XML.  A complex DTD, with or without PEs, with no
>machine-readable documentation is a turn-off.

Most such machine-readable "documentation" is dependent on the system doing
the reading.  That's just what PIs in the DTD are for.  Is that what you're
arguing for?

If there's some particular form of "machine readable documentation" that is
so universally useful that it ought to be a specific language feature, the
SGML RG of WG8 would certainly like to know about it.

Dave Peterson

Received on Sunday, 22 June 1997 15:56:12 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 20:25:11 UTC