External DTD Grammar

Peter Murray-Rust peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
Tue Aug 4 16:36:24 BST 1998

At 16:47 03/08/98 +0000, Chris Hubick wrote:
>The following is an attempt to construct BNF productions for XML in the
>internal and external DTD subsets.  These productions should reflect what
>I don't really know what I am doing here, I just threw this together in 
>5 minutes and I am doing it to generate feedback.
>So am I completely off my rocker?

I can't help with the technical details but can reassure you (at least for
your sanity) that PEs were a difficult problem when the spec was being
created - you'll see some discussion on XML-DEV about a year ago or
earlier. The current solution clarified the situation a lot. So I'd be
surprised if it was seriously broken.


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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