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Re: Define a root in a DTD
- From: Mike Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 11:40:05 -0600 (MDT)
> 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 ?
As has been pointed out by others, you can't do this in the DTD. What
hasn't been mentioned is that you effectively create this constraint in
the document type declaration:
<!DOCTYPE myRoot SYSTEM "uri-of-some-dtd">
...says that this document is of type "myRoot", and thus its root/document
element is going to be one of those "myRoot" elements, a type of element
for which the content model can be found in the specified DTD.
mike j. brown, software engineer | xml/xslt: http://skew.org/xml/
in denver, colorado, USA | personal: http://hyperreal.org/~mike/