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   RE: Modified DTDDeclHandler

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  • From: Ronald Bourret <rbourret@ito.tu-darmstadt.de>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 17:01:08 +0100

David Megginson wrote:

> Here's another attempt at the SAX2 DTDDeclHandler, adding element type
> declarations (the handlerID is http://xml.org/sax/handlers/dtd-decl):


>     public final static int MODEL_ELEMENTS = 1;
>     public final static int MODEL_MIXED = 2;
>     public final static int MODEL_ANY = 3;
>     public final static int MODEL_EMPTY = 4;

Is it worth distinguishing between elements that can only contain PCDATA 
and elements that can contain both PCDATA and subelements?  I realize that 
the XML spec doesn't have separate terms for these, but in real life they 
are very different.  A PCDATA-only element is very close to an attribute, 
while an element containg PCDATA and elements is a very different beast 

-- Ron Bourret

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