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Re: Embedding Content as Element Content or As An Attribute Value

  • From: David Megginson <ak117@f...>
  • To: "Michael Kay" <M.H.Kay@e...>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 07:00:06 -0500

Re: Embedding Content as Element Content or As An Attribute Value
Michael Kay writes:

 > In fact the representation I am using is more like:
 > <PIZZA>
 >   <PRICE>$12.00</PRICE>
 >   <DESC>Ham and mushroom</DESC>
 > </PIZZA>


 > PS: can I ask for some advice? In my DTD for the above, I want 
 > to say that the element PIZZA has no immediate character 
 > content other than ignorable white space. I feel sure it must 
 > be possible to say this, but I haven't found out how.

<!ELEMENT pizza (price, desc)>
<!ELEMENT price (#PCDATA)>

Ignorable whitespace is always allowed -- that's why it's useful for
an API to distinguish it from regular character content when there's a
DTD available.

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117@f...
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins@m...

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