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Parser question

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Parser question



Hey folks been quiet the last day or so, so I figured I'd start something.
I've got a parser question, but not a how or why is the parser doing this,
more like I'm on a search.

What I'm looking for is a parser (preferably free or fairly inexpensive)
that can parse an XML DTD (novel idea there Lynn) and amongst the things it
reports are UNUSED elements. We've been working on our DTD for the next
revision of the standard. Right now the DTD feels like it has the
consistency of unset Jell-O. Anyway as we are making changes, we are
finding (usually by accident) elements that are no longer used in any
content model, but are still declared in the DTD.

With just over nine hundred elements (no, I didn't mistype, that is 900),
looking for unused elements is wee bit tedious. I can't wait till we go to
schema (not)..

<el-toro.excretca official="no" rotorary.oscillator="no">
Actually, I used to have a nice Omnimark script written about eight years
ago that did just that. However, it doesn't work with the version of
Omnimark I have and I'm not an Omnimark programmer (though I can kind of
understand what he wrote). The guy who wrote it interviewed me on the phone
for the job that brought me out here to 'Ol Virginia'. But before he left
the company for a new job before I made the move.
</el-toro.excretca>

Lynn
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Re: Parser question

Someobdy has to have already built something like this. Did you check
with Norm Walsh?

Re: Parser question

Not sure if this would be what your looking for but it helped me out at
various times.

Re: Parser question



Thank you everyone who's responded, I think I've got enough to get me
started.

Lynn