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Document Type Definition (DTD) is a set of markup declarations that define a document type for SGML-family markup languages (SGML, XML, HTML). DTDs were a precursor to XML schema and have a similar function, although different capabilities. DTDs use a terse formal syntax that declares precisely which elements and references may appear where in the document of the particular type, and what the elements' contents and attributes are. DTDs also declare entities which may be used in the instance document. XML uses a subset of SGML DTD. As of 2009 newer XML Namespace-aware schema languages (such as W3C XML Schema and ISO RELAX NG) have largely superseded DTDs. A namespace-aware version of DTDs is being developed as Part 9 of ISO DSDL. DTDs persist in applications which need special publishing characters such as the XML and HTML Character Entity References, which were derived from the larger sets defined as part of the ISO SGML standard effort. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: DTD)

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Metadata related to 'dtd' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'dtd': 36 (2.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'dtd' across all Ariadne articles: 91
  • Average number of references to 'dtd' per Ariadne article: 2.53
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'dtd': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'dtd': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'dtd':

  1. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. judith wusteman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. jeffrey rydberg-cox (see articles on this topic by this author)

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From the Trenches: HTML, Which Version?

In From the Trenches, a regular column which delves into the more technical aspects of networking and the World Wide Web, Jon Knight, programmer and a member of the ROADS team, takes a look at the causes of good and bad HTML and explains what tags we should be marking up Web pages with.

January 1996, issue1, tooled up

Internationalisation and the Web

Jon Knight looks at how the Web is currently undergoing the sometimes painful internationalization process required if it is to live up to its name of the World Wide Web.

May 1997, issue9, tooled up

MCF: Will Dublin Form the Apple Core

Jon Knight looks at how Dublin Core and Apple's new MCF metadata file format might make useful and interesting bed fellows.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

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