Solved

Very basic XML/DTD CDATA question

Posted on 2004-08-19
2
944 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
I don't want the text in the testchild node to be parsed.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE test [
  <!ELEMENT test (testchild)>
  <!ELEMENT testchild (#CDATA)>
]>
<test>
<testchild>test once more.</testchild>
</test>

This throws an error when I try to view the file in IE 6.

The XML page cannot be displayed
Cannot view XML input using style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Content model is invalid. Error processing resource 'file:///C:/Documents and Settings/e58012/My Documents/test.xml'. Line 4, Position 24
  <!ELEMENT testchild (#CDATA)>

According to this site, though, CDATA is legal for a DTD element type.  http://www.thescarms.com/XML/DTDTutorial.asp

Here's their example:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE message [
  <!ELEMENT message (to,from,subject,text)>
  <!ELEMENT to         (#CDATA)>
  <!ELEMENT from      (#CDATA)>
  <!ELEMENT subject (#CDATA)>
  <!ELEMENT text     (#CDATA)>
]>
<message>
  <to>Dave</to>
  <from>Susan</from>
  <subject>Reminder</subject>
  <text>Don't forget to buy milk on the way home.</text>
</message>

Am I missing something?
0
Comment
Question by:slacksoft
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
NovaDenizen earned 75 total points
ID: 11843384
That site is just wrong. :)

You can't have a '#CDATA' content type in an <!ELEMENT> tag.  '#PCDATA' is fine, though.

However, using '#PCDATA' won't stop you from using CDATA blocks in your data, like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE test [
  <!ELEMENT test (testchild)>
  <!ELEMENT testchild (#PCDATA)>
]>
<test>
<testchild><![CDATA[ test once more. <<< blah <hello> <goodbye> </hello> ]]></testchild>
</test>

0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:slacksoft
ID: 11843639
Dang.  

Thanks anyway.
0

Featured Post

Major Incident Management Communications

Major incidents and IT service outages cost companies millions. Often the solution to minimizing damage is automated communication. Find out more in our Major Incident Management Communications infographic.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The Confluence of Individual Knowledge and the Collective Intelligence At this writing (summer 2013) the term API (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/API?s=t) has made its way into the popular lexicon of the English language.  A few years ago, …
Shoutout to Emily Plummer (http://www.experts-exchange.com/members/eplummer26.html) for giving me this article! She did most of it, I just finished it up and posted it for her :)    Introduction In a previous article (http://www.experts-exchang…
The viewer will learn the benefit of using external CSS files and the relationship between class and ID selectors. Create your external css file by saving it as style.css then set up your style tags: (CODE) Reference the nav tag and set your prop…
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question