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Fundamental Question of XML

Hoyin Chan

Joined: Mar 28, 2004
Posts: 3
I am not very sure about the *, +, | and () used to identify the quatity of the element.
If the DTD is: <!ELEMENT tag1 (tag2 | tag3*)+>
What does this mean??
Is it correct to say
And can I use both tag2 and tag3 inside tag1?
[ July 10, 2004: Message edited by: Hoyin Chan ]
Blake Minghelli
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Joined: Sep 13, 2002
Posts: 331
You might find this DTD tutorial helpful.

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