[XML-SIG] While we're on the subject of xmlproc, DTDs and validation ...
Thomas B. Passin
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 23:46:15 -0400
Jim Fulton wrote
> ..Allow applications to provide DTDs for documents that don't
have them (e.g. xml-rpc marchals).
Yes, I think this can be very useful. But if you reverse-engineer a DTD from any existing document, there is no unique solution.
The program will therefore try to guess what it should do, and the result will have to be hand-adjusted to make it more usable. I
found a product (I forget right now which one) that can create a DTD from an XML example, and tried it. Interesting results, and I
had to work on the DTD by hand.