Reliable endpoints for XML docs (and doclets)
crism at ora.com
Thu Mar 5 19:29:17 GMT 1998
[Ken MacLeod on xml-dev]
> In XML you will have an explicit
> <!doctype TOP system "mine.dtd">
> that will say that this document's top element is <top>...</top>.
No, you won't. Not necessarily. An XML document can be completely
well-formed without a DOCTYPE declaration (where, BTW, the DOCTYPE and
SYSTEM keywords would need to be upper-case). However, as there is an
implied <!DOCTYPE html ...> with HTML files, in XML, you can imply a
DOCTYPE from the root element. The first start-tag is the start-tag
of the document element; when it ends, the document is over. Any
markup or data (i.e., non-"misc") after the document element's end-tag
is an error.
Followups to xml-l.
<!NOTATION SGML.Geek PUBLIC "-//Anonymous//NOTATION SGML Geek//EN">
<!ENTITY crism PUBLIC "-//O'Reilly//NONSGML Christopher R. Maden//EN"
<USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek>
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