Join Joe Marini for an in-depth discussion in this video What is a DTD?, part of XML Essential Training.
- [Instructor] There are a couple of different ways…to associate sets of rules…with your XML documents to help ensure their quality,…and make sure that they are as error-free as possible.…One of those ways is through…what are called document type definitions,…and that's what we're going to look at in this chapter.…Document type definitions provide a way…to constrain the content of XML documents…so that you can specify what kinds of tags…and attributes and other types of content…are and are not allowed.…
You can specify what kind of content can appear,…where it can appear,…and what kinds of content tags themselves can have.…DTDs can be included directly in an XML file…or be declared as an external DTD…and then associated with more than one XML document.…DTDs are pretty simple to write,…but the trade off is that they're not that powerful.…There are some basic rules you can lay down,…but XML schema, which we'll look at in the next chapter,…is actually a lot more powerful.…So why would you use a DTD?…Well, if you're taking your XML code…
- 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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