[XML-SIG] While we're on the subject of xmlproc, DTDs and validation ...

Thomas B. Passin tpassin@idsonline.com
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.

Tom Passin