Join Joe Marini for an in-depth discussion in this video DTD syntax, part of XML Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at the basic syntax…and content of a DTD file.…DTDs contain markup declarations…that define document content.…In other words, they lay down the rules…for what an XML document that uses that DTD…can and cannot contain.…DTDs can specify a variety of document content rules…involving elements, attributes, entities,…notations, processing instructions, comments,…and parameter entity references.…In other words, DTDs can specify…just about every single kind of XML file content type…that we looked at earlier in the course.…
Now, those last five,…from entities down through parameter entity references,…are pretty fairly advanced.…So for the rest of this chapter,…I'm only going to focus on DTDs…that define elements and attributes…because those are by far the most common examples…you're going to find when you're working with DTDs.…If you want, of course, you can head over to the W3C website…and learn all you could ever want to know about DTDs.…But I'm going to keep this as simple as I can…and just focus on elements and attributes.…
- What is XML?
- Advantages and drawbacks of XML
- Proper XML syntax
- Working with XML namespaces
- Styling XML tags
- Discovering and creating document content
- Manipulating XML content using XPath and XSLT
- Document type definitions and XML schema
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. XML Overview
3. Working with XML
4. Manipulating XML with the DOM
5. XML and XPath
6. XML and XSLT
7. XSLT Examples
8. Document Type Definitions
9. XML Schema
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