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Re: [xml-dev] xml declaration in DTDs and encodings
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: [xml-dev] xml declaration in DTDs and encodings
- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 10:21:03 -0500
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
- References: <200111091331.IAA29465@mail.reutershealth.com>
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oliver sick wrote:
> Is it correct to start a DTD with the first line
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
> or even
> <?xml version="1.0" ?>
> In my opinion it's not correct to use the xml-declaration,
> because a DTD is not xml.
At the beginning of an external entity other than the document
(main) entity, it is correct but not required to use a text
declaration. This looks similar to an XML declaration, but with
the following differences:
The encoding declaration part is required.
The standalone declaration part is forbidden.
> On the other hand side if this declaration could not be used,
> how can I determine the character encoding of DTDs ?
That is exactly why it is permitted.
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