At 05:48 AM 3/28/2006, Kevin Rusnak wrote: >Question #1 > Do you have to have a DTD to automate, or to create an XML application >in Framemaker? Is a EDD only ideal for importing XML? Are they really >the same thing, such that, when you are using Frame, you just "pick >one"...or do they have specific uses?
Kevin, I'll respond to one of the questions in your message. A DTD is an XML construct. It defines the element and attribute types, entities, and notations to be used in a type (or class) of documents. An EDD is a FrameMaker construct. Like a DTD, it defines the element and attribute types to be used within a type of document. In addition, an EDD associates formatting with particular elements in particular contents and thus enables automatic formatting of structured documents. FrameMaker can create a DTD from an EDD and an EDD from a DTD; of course, if you create an EDD from a DTD, you'll have to add the formatting information manually since that information is not present in the DTD. Thus, if you want formatted structured documents, you need an EDD (or the programmatic equivalent). If you are moving XML documents into FrameMaker, or structured FrameMaker documents to XML, you almost always need a DTD. --Lynne Lynne A. Price Text Structure Consulting, Inc. Specializing in structured FrameMaker consulting, application development, and training lprice at txstruct.com http://www.txstruct.com voice/fax: (510) 583-1505 cell phone: (510) 421-2284