Roots of the DTD (was: ANNOUNCE: Virtual Hyperglossary)

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Thu Jun 4 23:46:39 BST 1998

At 17:27 04/06/98 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>Hmmm.  This sounds like the "root" (my syntax) or "RootElement" (Ron's
>syntax) attribute in XSchema is a Bad Thing.  Perhaps it should be
Yup :-). I have not commented on the current proposals because I wanted
them to anneal before public comment. *For describing a DTD*, here should
be no requirement to define a <root> of any sort, only <element>,
<attribute>, <contentSpec> and possibly <entity> and <notation> according
to how people think.  
Of course if you wish to propose a <root> element to extend the
functionality you may, but I (and I expect many others) will urge you to
remove it :-)


(Of course the XSchema **as an XML document** must have exactly one root
element, but it will probably be called something like <XSC:XSchema>)

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

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