Newbie Question

Sean Mc grath digitome at
Mon Sep 7 20:09:29 BST 1998

[Nigel Byrnes]

>C:\msxml>jview msxml -d1 me\simple.xml
>Root element name must match the DOCTYPE name

A validating XML parser enforces the constraint that the root
element of the document matches the element type name specified
in the doctype. So this snippet is ok:

        <!DOCTYPE foo "bar.dtd">

(foo matches foo)

but this is not:

        <!DOCTYPE foo "bar.dtd">

(foo does not match baz)

Non-validating parsers, on the other hand, don't care.

Sean Mc Grath
+353 96 47391

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