Declaring element more than once in a DTD with namespace ?!?

Dan Gunter DKGunter at
Tue Oct 26 22:41:31 BST 1999

Sebastien Sahuc wrote:
> Hello there,
> The XML spec says that elements with same name cannot be declared more
> than once in DTD. Fine, now, I believe Namespace can help me to
> proviude a workaround.


> The main point is the 'operations' element : affiliate can have the
> operations 'get'; 'set'; 'update'; etc... while merchant has it owns
> one (different from affiliate's list).

I am new to XML, but it seems to me that a mere "workaround" could be
done with more descriptive names, for example 'merchant-operations' and
'affiliate-operations'. They are, after all, different things, right?

The reason I'm bothering the list with this rather trivial response is
that I'm wondering if naming conventions are normal XML practice, or if
there is a better way, short of specifying external files like
namespaces seem to require.

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