Mixed Content Models

Jerome McDonough jmcdonou at library.berkeley.edu
Wed Sep 23 18:00:33 BST 1998

At 10:53 PM 9/22/98 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>At 11:47 AM 9/21/98 -0700, Jerome McDonough wrote:
>>	<!ELEMENT qstn   (#PCDATA | (preQTxt?, qstnLit?, postQTxt?, forward?,
>>							  backward?, ivuInstr*))*
>>Is this a legitimate content model under XML section 3.2.2?
>>Msxml doesn't have a problem with it, and nsgmls using the -wxml flag
>>also happily parses the DTD.  IBM's xml4j, however, complains:
>>"Codebook.dtd: 1256, 33: This content model is not matched with the
>>mixed model '(#PCDATA|FOO|BAR|. . .|BAZ)*': '(#PCDATA|(preQTxt?, qstnLit?,
>This is *totally* illegal per the spec.  Is that the msxml with IE4 
>or IE5?  If 4, no biggie, they were up-front about being behind.  If 
>IE5, I'm flabbergasted and MS needs to hear about it now.

It's the older version, available through Microsoft's site.  No need
for panic, although having just checked, I'm a little surprised
that Microsoft still makes this older code available off their site.
Now that the newer code is available, they should probably stop 
distributing the older version and just point at the DataChannel

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