Request for advice defining an XML based syntax

Rick Jelliffe ricko at
Wed Aug 27 04:57:42 BST 1997

> From: John Gossman <JohnGo at>
> 	The other option would be fine if I were defining a format with types
> like "button".  But OXF is designed to describe generic data, the button
> was just an example.  The DTD is strictly optional, perhaps even harmful
> in the case of OXF, since the whole purpose is to make it so the reader
> can salvage even partial or poorly formed files.

Declarations are also useful to describe what you want to get after 
salvaging. So they can be documentation for humans too.

Rick Jelliffe

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