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   RE: [xml-dev] A parentless element that is not the document node - how?

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When I worked at Microstar Software [creator of Near & Far Designer] we used
to call these things "scat".

When we opened a DTD in N&FD we would find these orphans visually "off the
tree" as it were [littered around the tree trunk like animal scat]....
something not necessarily obvious merely looking as the ASCII text file.
These typically arose  as a "mistake" originating in the editing of the DTD
during creation, rather than something there by design. I don't remember
finding any particular use for them... so would be interested in hearing if
there is a valid use.


W. Hugh Chatfield  I.S.P.
CyberSpace Industries 2000 Inc.
XML Consulting & Training
visit historic downtown Perth Ontario:  http://www.all-about-perth.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger L. Costello [mailto:costello@mitre.org]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 8:29 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Cc: Costello,Roger L.
Subject: [xml-dev] A parentless element that is not the document node -

Hi Folks,

The XSLT 2.0 spec talks about "parentless elements".  As far as I know,
there can only be one element in a source document that is parentless -
the document node.  Yet, the XSLT 2.0 spec seems to suggest that there
may be other parentless element nodes.  Can someone tell me what they
may be?  /Roger

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