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   Re: XML DTD Creation

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  • From: Eric Bohlman <ebohlman@netcom.com>
  • To: "Christopher R. Maden" <crism@yomu.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 04:44:40 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 17 May 2000, Christopher R. Maden wrote:

> What I've found works best is treating names as mixed content.  Mark 
> up the interesting bits and put them in natural order.
> <name><given>John</given> <family>Cowan</family></name>
> <name><family>Murata</family> <given>Makoto</given></name>
> <name><given>J.</given> <middle>Walter</middle> <family>Winchell</family> 
> <suffix>III</suffix></name>

It doesn't even have to be mixed content; the information could be
represented without the added whitespace.  The key here is that you're
relying on document order to convey information, i.e. treating the
components of a name as a list rather than a set.

Of course, you may need even more complicated structures, not all of which
can be simply concatenated:


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