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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours, Third Edition by Michael Morrison

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Chapter 3. Defining Data with DTD Schemas

 

Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.

 
 --Unknown

One thing XML aims to solve is human error. Because of XML’s structure and rigidity as a language, there isn’t much room for error on the part of XML developers. If you’ve ever encountered an error at the bank (in their favor!), you can no doubt appreciate the significance of errors in critical computer systems. XML is rapidly being integrated into all kinds of computer systems, including financial systems used by banks. The rigidity of XML as a markup language will no doubt make these systems more robust. The facet of XML that allows errors to be detected is the schema, which is a construct that allows XML developers to define the format ...

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