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Re: DTD formal syntax
- From: Marcus Carr <email@example.com>
- To: Jim Mehl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 14:45:32 +1000
Jim Mehl wrote:
> However for those of you I have confused let me try again. I want a
> program that reads a DTD, say
> <!ELEMENT Record (Field1, Field2) >
> <!ELEMENT Field1 (#PCDATA) >
> <!ELEMENT Field2 (#PCDATA) >
> parses it and then puts up a window/form/input screen/whatever
> that says what do you want for Field1. You say abc. It says what
> do you want for Field2. You say def. The program then produces
> Except, of course, I want it to deal with most any DTD.
What would it do with a content model such as:
((a, (b | c)) | (d, (b | f)))?
Would it have to display a window/form/input screen/whatever (wfiw) for
elements a and d and then dynamically produce the wfiw for the possible
> Like I said
> XMLSpy (and probably others I am unaware of) provides this,
> but I want more control over the data entry format.
This sounds as though it verges on a fully-blown guided syntax editor,
but with a very configurable GUI - I don't think you'll find such a
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