adding new tags without error on DTD check

Paul Tchistopolskii paul at
Thu Aug 19 01:36:14 BST 1999

The easy workaround that I see is to add  the new tag to the
DTD with <!ELEMENT newtag ANY>


PS. However, I still think that if <!ELEMENT newtag ANY> would push
parser not to check for existance of the *clilds* definitions in the DTD,
but would realy mean 'anything that is well-formed is OK' it would
make our lifes easier  without introducing any ( even hypotetical)
trouble.  ANY is a hack anyway.

 paul at                XMLTube Perl/JavaConnector   PerlApplicationServer

> To be a valid XML document, each tag that exists must correspond to a tag
in the
> DTD.  So if you add a tag which does not exist on the DTD, you will no
> have a valid XML document.  You could, however, still have a well-formed
> document if you added the tag in a well-formed manner.  So you could
attempt to
> validate the given document, but the response should be that the document
is not
> valid.
> Shawn Lauzon
> <Original>
> Does anybody out there know if:
> 1.  you have a well-formed xml file that you are parsing and validating.
> 2.  a dtd file that validates the current xml file it is checked against.
> If you add a new tag that is not part of the DTD description, will an
> result be given showing the the xml file is unable to be validated?
> Thanks.
> Adam Eyler
> </Original>

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