Is this legal in a DTD?

Richard L. Goerwitz richard at
Tue Jul 6 15:27:27 BST 1999

> Serrat Jaime - jasr wrote:
> I was wondering if the following would be possible in a DTD...
[example deleted]

Just for the record, there are a number of online validators you can
use to answer questions of this sort (some of them written by active
participants in this mailing list).  I don't mean this as a critique.
This forum is pretty welcoming when it comes to basic questions.  You
just may find it faster and easier to run this sort of problem by a
validator first.

To use a validator in this way, wrap up a DTD slice in a simple XML

  <!ELEMENT SON      (#PCDATA)> 

Then run it through an online validator.

Our validator lives at:

Another nice validator may be found at:

This page contains links to several additional validators.


Richard Goerwitz
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