DCD v DTD?
db at Eng.Sun.COM
Tue Sep 29 06:52:32 BST 1998
Ron Bourret wrote:
> There are a two major advantages to using XML syntax for schema information
> rather than DTDs. The first is the availability of tools -- while there are
> plenty of tools around for manipulating XML files, there are few available for
> manipulating DTDs.
This applies similarly to APIs ... any of the "schema in XML"
proposals work with something like DOM Level 1 Core, but none
of the DTD support works with such an API. If you want to be
writing an editor, you could define your schema framework and
get going right away (unless you wanted to wait for something
more standard) using standard APIs. Not so with DTDs.
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