Architectural Form

Pax Prakarsa pax at
Fri Apr 24 01:54:02 BST 1998

Hi Dave:

This is about "architectural form". The example below is from your book
"Structuring XML documents"

Please help me on the following points.
1. Is there any architectural engine already implemented out there ?
2. If I want to build one myself, what does it take to build it ? I suppose I can
use any XML parser. (or can I ? validating/non validating parser ?). and then
build a module that is capable to determine which are the architectural elements
3. A client document as in your example: page 302-303

The elements in the above example which are architectural elements are:  <doc>,
<doctitle>, and <byline>, while the other elements are 'native' elements defined
within the DTD for that document.
My question is: can this client document still be validated using the
"derived/client DTD", even though it contains a mix of 'architectural' elements
and 'native' elements ?

Thank you in advance.

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