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Re: [xml-dev] Formatting using DTD

As Christoper described, a DTD defines the legal boundaries of an XML
file - that means it defines what XML elements can be used and in what
context, how the text content of the element should be handled, what
attributes an element supports & their own boundies as well as defining
what XML entities can be used.

If you are editing XML as a noob, I'd recommend jEdit with the XML

See here for an example DTD:


On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 00:14 +0000, Graeme Kidd wrote:
> Hi
> Its my first time posting here so I hope I am in the correct mailing
> list.
> I am using a XML program that has two views; one user friendly wysiwyg
> view and a plain text view of the underlining XML. When editing XML
> files in the wysiwyg view the backend XML gets really messy as no
> formatting is applied which causes lines to become long
> and unreadable.
> I have been told that pretty printing can be configured on a DTD basis
> but I am not sure what that means and a quick search brings up things
> about XSLT. 
> Does anyone know how certain formatting can be forced onto an XML file
> via a DTD file?
> Thanks for your time,
> Graeme
David / http://semlabs.co.uk/

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