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   Microsoft "Element declarations" for Word and Excel

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  • From: "DuCharme, Robert" <DuCharmR@moodys.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 10:06:00 -0400

Microsoft has released what they call "element declarations" for Word and
Excel in a file available in an archived collection of 18 Word documents at
l9/concepts/default.htm. At first glance, it looks like a DTD, but look
closer and you'll see declarations like these:

   <!ELEMENT View   (#PCDATA[1])>
   <!ELEMENT Zoom  (#PCDATA)[2]>

Bracketed numbers refer to footnotes at the bottom, e.g.

  Page: 1
  [1]Print, Web (Default), Draft, Outline
  Page: 1
  [2]number 0-500 Default = 100

There are other typos--I found a missing comma in a content model and
stopped looking when I found the bracketed numbers--so this these aren't
intended for use to create actual documents, but they're still interesting. 

Bob DuCharme       www.snee.com/bob       <bob@  
snee.com>  see www.snee.com/bob/xmlann for "XML:
The Annotated Specification" from Prentice Hall.

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