hello everybody,
well, i gotta thank all of you for the help first of all.
 
Now, let me tel tell you what i did in the end...
      As <dpenton> suggested, i changed the order of the #PCDATA and the sub-point child.
      But that resulted in another error.
     
      Then i had to go with a workaround... by adding another element:
         
            <!ELEMENT point (description)>     
                <!ELEMENT description (sub-point*)>
                    <!ELEMENT sub-point (#PCDATA)>
 
Kazi.
 
PS. I am feeling now maybe that i didnt explain my intentions clearly in my mail...  i was trying to create xml for writing a list of notes where any certain point in the list could having nested points or 'sub-points' as i call them.
     
----- From: dpenton@arrowsash.com
To: general@xml.apache.org
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2001 5:21 AM
Subject: Re: mixed content in DTDs

Right.  I seem to have tried to answer too late at night!  The asterisk goes where you have it for mixed content.
----- Original Message -----
From: kkumari
To: general@xml.apache.org
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2001 7:17 AM
Subject: Re: mixed content in DTDs

I guess this is the correct format

<!ELEMENT point (#PCDATA | sub-point )*>

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kazi the P i R @ t {-" <
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> To: "Lim Huat Heng" <
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> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 3:55 AM
> Subject: mixed content in DTDs
>
>
> > I have a line like this in my dtd:
> > <!ELEMENT point (sub-point*,#PCDATA)>     
> >     Is this violating the mixed content rule??
> >  I get an error saying:
> >    
> >     A name was started with an invalid character. Line 11, Position 41
> >
> >             <!ELEMENT point (sub-point*,#PCDATA)>     
> > ----------------------------------------^
> >
> > HELP
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> > Kazi
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