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Re: Root element specified by DTD ?

From: Joe Kesselman <keshlam-nospam@-------.--->
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.

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