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   Re: Can an element be sometimes empty?

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: Michel Rodriguez <mrodrigu@ieee.org>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 11:09:14 -0700

At 01:12 PM 25/07/00 -0400, Michel Rodriguez wrote:
>I came accross an interesting albeit theoretical problem today: can an
>element in a well-formed XML document be sometimes empty and sometimes
>  <weird_element/>
>  <weird_element>with a content </weird_element>

Well, the following DTD validates it:

<!ELEMENT doc (weird_element)+>
<!ELEMENT weird_element (#PCDATA)>

But I'm not sure that addresses your question. -T.


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