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> If he means that there is little or no use for a tool that defines and
> constrains the structure of XML documents, then I need merely
> point to the
> intense activity to develop the XML schema syntax (along with other
> competing initiatives) to illustrate that many others
> disagree with this
> point of view.  It is essential in any domain where data needs to be
> interchanged.
>
> If what Dave means is that the SGML dtd as a particular
> instance of such a
> devise is no longer the tool to do the job, I agree completely.   As a
> sometime writer of DTDs, I find the syntax arcane and
> limiting.   Perhaps in
> its next incarnation we shall the EAD structure expressed
> both as a "classic
> SGML" DTD and as an XML schema.

No, the latter <grin/>.
An SGML DTD is of little use in the XML environment.

Regards DaveP