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RE: Non-deterministic content model
- From: Frank Richards <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: 'Arthur Rother' <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 11:02:36 -0400
> How do
> > It is a point of incompatibility: From experience,
> > XML Spy and XMetal (I work for Softquad) will accept
> > it, msxml will not.
> these tools deal with it?
They use somewhat smarter-than-required parsers. [mumbel] It was six months
ago, and I had a DTD written by a programmer customer -- he figured he could
use any content model that _he_ could resolve in his head.
Anyway, as I recall, XMetal took (a,(b|c)?,b), and the other two didn't. I
don't remember the pattern that MS wouldn't take but the other two , but I
remember not being able do decide if it _should_ have or not.