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RE: Define a root in a DTD


  I'm not sure you can do that using a DTD. In DTD all the XML elements
declarations are in a "global" scope, it means that virtually any of them can
be used as a root element in an instance XML document according to the DTD.

XML Schema allows you to define "local" elements to get this effect.

But you can give a try the XML Patterns at



>     Hello,
>     I have few elements in a DTD and I want to explicity declare
> one as the root
> to
>     be used in XML, not the others, is there a way for that ?