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   Re: [xml-dev] Come On, DTD, Come On! Thoughts on DSDL Part 9

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6/14/02 12:29:14 AM, Marcus Carr <mcarr@allette.com.au> wrote:

>I could do without the ability to group element and attribute declarations too -
>like PEs, I think they make DTDs more difficult to read, particularly if you're
>looking for a particular element declaration. I'd rather search for the string
>"<!ELEMENT foo" than sift through all the places that foo gets mentioned in the
>Terseness in DTD redesign is of minimal importance...;-)

OTOH, that kind of grouping makes it easier (and less error-prone) to implement a change affecting 
all of a set of elements; you only need to change the content model or attribute list in one place, 
without the risk of missing one.


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