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   RE: DTD Processor?

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  • From: "Brandt Dainow" <bd@internet-etc.com>
  • To: "'XML-DEV'" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 13:48:16 +0100

It is my understanding that DOM Level 2 will provide specific objects etc
for DTD components, as well as other XML components such as RDF

Brandt Dainow
Internet Etc Ltd

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-xml-dev@xml.org [mailto:owner-xml-dev@xml.org]On Behalf Of
>David Wang
>Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 10:34 PM
>Subject: DTD Processor?
>I realize that this may sound ancient, crufty, and crazy, but
>bear with me
>briefly while I explore this thought... :-)
>I wanted to know if there is a parser and otherwise exposed
>"object model" for
>DTDs so that DTDs can be programmatically traversed and examined.
>I realize that such facilities must exist in the bowels of any
>XML parser
>since it needs to do this sort of thing to validate any XML
>instance document,
>but I'm not aware if these facilities are exposed outside the
>The reason I'm thinking about this is:
>Just as SAX and DOM allows me to programmatically fiddle
>around and examine
>the elements and attributes of an XML instance document (such
>as nodes, etc),
>I can technically apply the same facilities on an XML-Schema
>document since
>it's valid XML.  Thus, I wonder if there exists such
>facilities for DTDs...
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