msxml 1.6 : ID without DTD Declaration

Rick Jelliffe ricko at
Wed Nov 19 16:20:15 GMT 1997

>From: Patrice Bonhomme <Patrice.Bonhomme at>
>I am developping an XLL package using the msxml parser. But i wondered if we 
>can use ID attribute without any DTD declararion ? MSXML use the method 
>DTD.findID(Name name) to retrieve an Element with the attribute ID=name, but 
>without a DTD declaration i cant call DTD.findID(Name name) !

>Is there a way to get round this ? A kind of : <!ATTLIST ANY     ID ID 

The current enhancements to SGML allow pretty much exactly what you suggest.

I am not sure when this will be added into XML. If it is are not in 
XML 1.0 then you should lobby for it to go into XML 1.1 (if such 
a thing comes).  

Rick Jelliffe

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