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Re: How to add DTD to DOM document?

From: Martin Honnen <mahotrash@-----.-->
Date: 8/5/2004 3:56:00 PM

Ken Bass wrote:

> I have an application that generates XML documents dynamically. I
> would like to add a doctype (<!DOCTYPE ....>) to the DOMDocument, in
> particular, to specify the DTD.
> Is there a way to do this?
> I am using MSXML4.dll with C++/Smart pointers.

When you start creating your XML document you can use the loadXML method 
to initialize the document with a DOCTYPE declaration and a root 
element, I can't give you the C++ syntax but JScript is

var xmlDocument = new ActiveXObject('Msxml2.DOMDocument.4.0');
xmlDocument.async = false;
xmlDocument.validateOnParse = false;

var xmlSource = "";
xmlSource += "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>\r\r";
xmlSource += "<!DOCTYPE gods SYSTEM \"test20040719.dtd\">\r\n";
xmlSource += "<gods />";

var loaded = xmlDocument.loadXML(xmlSource);

if (loaded) {
   var el = xmlDocument.createElement("god");
   var parseError = xmlDocument.validate();
   if (parseError.errorCode != 0) {

where the inital XML source text with the DOCTYPE declaration is 
constructed from a string, then you can use the DOM to add elements and 
you can validate when needed as shown in the example.


	Martin Honnen


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