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From Arnaud Le Hors <leh...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Question about defining DTDs
Date Fri, 11 Aug 2000 22:00:15 GMT
Ricardo A Capurro wrote:
> so I would like to write it this way to increase
> readability
> <Contact>
>     <last_name>Capurro</last_name>
>     <first_name>Ricardo</first_name>
>     <year_of_birth>1968</year_of_birth>
> </Contact>
> But if I use this XML idiom, perhaps I am getting a Contact element that don't
> agree with its definition,
> <!ELEMENT Contact (last_name,first_name,company?,year_of_birth)>
> because I am using white space between each of the elements that conform a
> Contact.

No, you'd be just fine. The parser would report the whitespace as being
"ignorable", or if you tell it not to bother (by setting the righ
option), it would simply skip them.
Arnaud  Le Hors - IBM Cupertino, XML Technology Group

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