[XML-SIG] XBEL DTD
Sun, 6 Sep 1998 23:29:24 +1000
Fredrik and Jack both hit exactly on 2 questions I had. I would really like
some comments on them. Jack asked:
> I would have used elements only
> for the BOOKMARK and NODE items,
> and used attributes for the rest.
>Can anyone enlighten me which method is best, and why?
Any comments? The best I came up with is that attributes require quotes,
and elements dont?? But logically I agree many of these things are actually
attributes. Should they be attributes instead of elements?
And Fredrik asked:
>a name element. Let's see... Is the following valid syntax?
> <!ELEMENT NODE (NAME?, (BOOKMARK|NODE)+)>
I have no idea, and I could not find an answer myself. Im glad you noticed!
I am running with it for now :-)
Sean asked about the CaseOfTheTags?? No one seemed to go with that idea? I
kinda like it.
And lastly, the discussion on dates seemed to settle with James indicating
the XML would look like:
But I am unsure what this means to the DTD??
So the new DTD (only a few mods) now looks like:
<!-- DTD for XBEL - XML Bookmark Exchange Language -->
<!ELEMENT XBEL (INFO, FOLDER+)>
<!ELEMENT FOLDER (NAME?, (BOOKMARK|FOLDER)+)>
<!ELEMENT BOOKMARK (NAME, URL, ADDED?, VISITED?, MODIFIED?)>
<!ELEMENT INFO (OWNER, DATE?, MACHINENAME?)>
<!ELEMENT OWNER (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT MACHINENAME (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT DATE (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT NAME (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT URL (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT ADDED (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT VISITED (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT MODIFIED (#PCDATA)>