Re: Comments within DTDs
[Steve Robertson] > One thing missing from the syntax of ATTLIST declarations is support > for comments. This would have provided helpful clues if updating old > schemas at some time in the future. > > Has this been a case of simplicity being given preference over > readiblity (!), Or is there an historical reason behind the lack of > such provisions? It's for simplicity, but I don't feel it affects readability. The way I comment XML DTDs is thus: <!-- thiselement: a sample element --> <!ELEMENT thiselement (contentmodel)> <!-- id: unique identifier for the element role: one of good: looks like Toshiro Mifune bad: looks like Clint Eastwood ugly: looks like Paula Jones whatever: I don't care; put something here --> <!ATTLIST thiselement id ID #IMPLIED role (good|bad|ugly) "good" whatever CDATA #REQUIRED> HTH, Chris -- <!NOTATION SGML.Geek PUBLIC "-//Anonymous//NOTATION SGML Geek//EN"> <!ENTITY crism PUBLIC "-//O'Reilly//NONSGML Christopher R. Maden//EN" "<URL>http://www.oreilly.com/people/staff/crism/ <TEL>+1.617.499.7487 <USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek> xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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