How to disable validation.
Hello. I have a question about DTD's. Here is the (simplified) situation. Let's consider that we have company A processing XML documents of some kind ( A-documents), validating those documents with some DTD ( let's call it A.DTD ). Company B does the same validation-based processing with their B-documents. The only difference between A-documents and B-documents is that A-documents have <A1> element that is specific to company A and B-documents have <B1> element specific to company B - the rest of elements and attributes are the same for both companies. Now our companies decided to exchange their documents. As a solution they may write XSL stylesheets, or ( maybe) use entities to remove A1 elemets and B1 elements. I see no other ways to workaround this situation and both are a bit complicated. The problem here is to hide some part of XML document from the validation process. If company B could say in B.DTD something like: <ELEMENT COMPANY_A_SPECIFIC> <!ATTLIST COMPANY_A_SPECIFIC EMPTY> <!ATTLIST COMPANY_A_SPECIFIC ANYTHING> And company A would add to A.DTD <ELEMENT COMPANY_B_SPECIFIC> <!ATTLIST COMPANY_B_SPECIFIC EMPTY> <!ATTLIST COMPANY_B_SPECIFIC ANYTHING> That will allow both companies to do whatever they like inside their elements ( A1 and B1 would become attributes, for example ) and easily exchange the documents without any ( even simple ) XSL-based ( or not XSL-based ) filtering. I'm sure there is some answer to this "how to hide some part of XML document from validation?" I'l appreciate if you'l provide me with any URL that may be related to this problem. Thank you. Rgds.Paul. paul@p... http://www.pault.com 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 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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