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xml file does not conform to dtd

Barry Andrews
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Joined: Sep 05, 2000
Posts: 523

Hi All,
I am new to xml and I am wondering about something. I thought that if I had a #REQUIRED Qualifier in the dtd, then the attribute would be required in the xml. But in the code I have here, notice that the idTo attribute for <TO> is required in the dtd, but I do not have it in the xml. When I display the xml in Internet Explorer, it does not show errors. Does anyone know why this is? Am I misunderstanding something or what? Many thanks to you!!

Here is the xml file:

And here is the dtd:
L Goundalkar
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 395
Hi Barry..
There is nothing wrong with your understanding or with IE. By default the parser within IE is set NOT TO VALIDATE the xml file agaist DTD.
Just try the following html with script to check your xml file.

Also refer this for confirmation

L Goundalkar
Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform

arul senthil

Joined: Jul 03, 2001
Posts: 29
Hi Goundalkar
The parser has not yet been set for validation!!! The line 6 should read xmlDoc.validateOnParse="true". Otherwise it's ok.
Thanks for the answer,
I agree. Here's the link:
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