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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 18:25:04 +0100

David Megginson wrote:

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

I knew you were going to say that :)  The same is also true of the other 
content models.  The parser can determine this very easily and I find it a 
worthwhile distinction. Any other takers?

-- Ron Bourret

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