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Re: DTD's


Another point, which I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned, is when type
information is needed.  For example if you are using ID/IDREF attributes
within your documents it is very possible that you will *need* a DTD to
identify which attributes are indeed ID attributes.  This may be less of an
issue for in-house code-- but if you are using a public XSLT engine it can
become problematic quickly.

Jeff Rafter
Defined Systems
XML Development and Developer Web Hosting

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sandra Carney" <scarney@endocardial.com>
To: "XML Development" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 9:42 AM
Subject: DTD's

> Hi,
>   We have a question about the necessity of DTD.  There are folks
>   among our developers who postulate that so long as the document
>   is well-formed, we don't need DTD's.  So far, so true.  However,
>   might this pose a quality problem later on especially if you want
>   to limit what are considered legitimate tags in the document?
> Regards,
> Sandra Carney
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