FW: XML Mail

Borden, Jonathan jborden at mediaone.net
Fri Feb 19 12:05:11 GMT 1999

John Cowan wrote:
> Borden, Jonathan scripsit:
> > 	XMTP is an XML <-> MIME mapping which transforms SMTP
> messages into XML.
> > The mapping is described at
> http://jabr.ne.mediaone.net/documents/xmtp.htm
> Very interesting stuff.  However, the DTD will not do, and indeed this
> is an application that *shouldn't* really have a DTD, IMHO.
> Your DTD treats "ANY" as a general-purpose wildcard in content models,
> for example: <!ELEMENT BODY (#PCDATA|PARTS|ANY)*>.  That won't work.
> ANY is treated as a wildcard only when it forms the entire content model,
> e.g. <!ELEMENT MORE ANY>.  The use you make of it is syntactically
> correct, but ANY will be interpreted as an element name, not what you
> want!

	The DTD is now history. There is also no reason not to CDATA all non-XML
bodies instead of escaping.

	Thanks for the feedback.

Jonathan Borden

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