[Ex-plain] Latest DTD (was ZIG)
azaroth at liverpool.ac.uk
Thu Mar 7 19:10:42 CET 2002
> > Oook. Thanks :)
> Pratchett reference there?
Yes, though indirectly. I guess a lot of us count as librarians at an
unseen university (the internet) though.
[Mike wants full names for attribute types]
> > > possible exception of "complet" which is mildly witty :-))
Also 'trunc' ;)
> > <functionalQualifier> 1 </functionalQualifier> ?
> > I guess ... it's just .... long.
> I see your point. Maybe FQ says it better? For me, "func" is short
> for "function". Doesn't say anything about qualifiers. At least FQ
> is obviously an acronym. But let's discuss that (and more) on list?
> (Feel free to reply to this message on-list, quoting me where you
Another reason I abbreviated was that then the 'format' attribute is
multiply defined. Can rename <format name=""> to <recSyntax name=""> ?
> > Look at all the several zillion repititions of the attributes. The
> > length of the XML almost dtd is many times that of the SGML DTD.
> Oh, you mean that
> <!ELEMENT (foo|bar|baz) - - (#PCDATA)>
> is OK in SGML but not in XML?
> > > Do you have an automatic SGML DTD-to XML DTD conveter?
> > > Or are we just going to use `sed 's/ - - / /'`? :-)
> > I think sed will do the job :)
> The first 4GL!
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