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

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at
Fri Jun 5 00:06:26 BST 1998

>Hmmm.  This sounds like the "root" (my syntax) or "RootElement" (Ron's
>syntax) attribute in XSchema is a Bad Thing.  Perhaps it should be

Given the current way DOCTYPEs work, as well as the desire voiced by many on 
this list to be able to validate fragments, we'd probably do better to leave 
roots out of it.  It remains an important issue, however, for whatever we use 
to link an XSchema to a document.  Do we need/want to declare a 'Root' element 

It seems to me it could be optional, provided that whatever authors choose as 
their root contains the content model specified for it by the schema.  This is 
an issue we need to address.

Simon St.Laurent
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