RE: [xsl] DTD Element problem

Subject: RE: [xsl] DTD Element problem
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 15:04:58 -0000
This is one of the SGML facilities that wasn't carried forward into XML.
One of the aims of XML was that you should be able to skip reading the

What has this got to do with XSL?

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Flemming Jønsson
> Sent: 06 November 2003 10:07
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> Subject: [xsl] DTD Element problem
> I have some xml files containing source code (or SQL queries) 
> inside a particular tag.
> In my DTD I wanted to define the element SQL to contain 
> #CDATA, but this is not allowed.
> <!ELEMENT SQL (#CDATA)> is illegal,  <!ELEMENT SQL (#PCDATA)> 
> is legal.
> In my XML files I have <![CDATA[{SQL_HERE}]> around my SQL 
> queries - which works fine, when SQL is defined as PCDATA in the DTD.
> Is there another way I can define SQL to be CDATA instead of 
> PCDATA in the DTD? 
> It seems a bit redundant to define SQL as PCDATA in the DTD 
> and then explicitly define the contents of the SQL tag to be 
> CDATA in the XML file.
> Regards,
> Flemming
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