Name for XML DTDs

Marcus Carr mrc at
Mon May 25 06:21:57 BST 1998

Lisa Rein wrote:

> > An XML DTD in current DTD syntax doesn't need a new name at all,
> > of course -- XML DTD is fine.
> yes seriously.  what's wrong with XML DTDs?

Nothing, as long as you're using it to refer to the current syntax of a DTD. If
it was used for the XML version, it would cause confusion differentiating between
an SGML DTD and an XML DTD, for instance.

> let's not coin a phrase for the sake of itself :-)

Why not? It's a proud tradition in the IT industry ... :-)

How about XROD (rendition of declarations)?


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