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Re: Root element specified by DTD ?
Date: 6/3/2006 1:12:00 AM
In other words: As always, a DTD -- or a schema -- is only a partial description of what makes a document correct and meaningful. Think of these as "higher-level syntax checking"; the application is always going to impose semantic constraints as well. Having the schema or DTD describes the document's structure in a machine-readable form that tools can take advantage of, so they don't have to do *all* the checking themselves. That's valuable. But don't expect it to be complete. -- () ASCII Ribbon Campaign | Joe Kesselman /\ Stamp out HTML e-mail! | System architexture and kinetic poetry