Re: XML growing pains

Subject: Re: XML growing pains
From: Lou Quillio <quillio -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 20:32:37 -0500

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 18:57:46 -0500, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> You must declare and define everything you intend on using in your
> DTD. Otherwise there's no point in validating your files.

That's right.

The XML won't validate until you've referenced a DTD that defines it.
Either (1) modify ` trapactions.dtd`, (2) include another DTD within
`trapactions.dtd` that declares anchor tags, or (3) reference a DTD
*in addition to* `trapactions.dtd` that declares anchor tags. You may
reference more than one DTD.

I don't know what `trapactions.dtd` is for, but if your documents will
routinely use the XHTML tagset, maybe you should cut the HTML stuff
from ` trapactions.dtd`, then reference both ` trapactions.dtd` and an
appropriate XHTML DTD. Let them do their jobs independently. Depends
on whether you control `trapactions.dtd`, and what else already
references it. Can be quite a mess if some genius before you tried to
make `trapactions.dtd` the end-all. Bad mistake.

Might want to eyeball the backslash in your `href` attribute value.
It's a special escaping character in XML. It may work in your current
environment (Windows, eh?) but fail elsewhere. Forward slash should
work anywhere.



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