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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Literary DTDs

/ madhu <b_maddy_016@yahoo.com> was heard to say:
| otherwise  wont you be better off using standalone XML/XSL route

Never. Clearly this is nothing more than my humble opinion, but I make
DTDs (or schema) for every doctype I create or use, even if it
contains only two elements. How else can I ever hope to make sure that
I haven't made a mistake? Spelled an element incorrectly? Nested
something backwards? Left out a required element?

Without a DTD or schema to validate your instances, you have to look
at every page of output that every stylesheet you use produces. You
can never be sure that the stylesheet did the right thing because you
have unconstrained input.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | A hen is only an egg's way of
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | making another egg.--Samuel Butler
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | (II)

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