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Re: Newby question


what does it means newby
[Carlos Vicente]
[[
in the DTD file I have something like:

(...)
<!ELEMENT A EMPTY>
<!ATTLIST A id ID #REQUIRED>
(...)

in the XML file I'de like that "id" would be a number!... But everytime I do
this without any other caracter I receive a validation error telling me that
that the value in ID must be a name or name token. Does this means that id
of type ID can't receive just numbers?
]]

That is correct.  The value of an attribute of type ID must follow the rules
for an element name in XML - among other things they cannot start with a
number.  There are historical  reasons for this rule, but it can be annoying
sometimes.

Cheers,

Tom P



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