RE: DTD question
DuCharme, Robert writes: > > Is the following correct? > > <!ELEMENT TYPE_OF_LOSS_CODE EMPTY> > > <!ATTLIST TYPE_OF_LOSS_CODE > > > It is correct, but your second line is basically saying "here comes some > attribute definitions for the TYPE_OF_LOSS_CODE element type," and then it > doesn't have any. This is legal (see production 52 of the XML spec), and > would typically be used as a placeholder for where you're going to put the > attribute definitions, but wouldn't serve much purpose that I know of in a > production system. It's very useful in a system that's heavily configured with parameter entities (whether such a system itself is useful is an open debate). <![%use-security-features;[ <!ENTITY % TYPE_OF_LOSS_CODE_atts " security-level NMTOKEN #REQUIRED "> ]]> <!ENTITY % TYPE_OF_LOSS_CODE_atts ""> <!ELEMENT TYPE_OF_LOSS_CODE EMPTY> <!ATTLIST TYPE_OF_LOSS_CODE %TYPE_OF_LOSS_CODE_atts;> All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.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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