dtdValidElement: Determines whether an XML tag is valid within another.

dtdValidElementR Documentation

Determines whether an XML tag is valid within another.


This tests whether name is a legitimate tag to use as a direct sub-element of the within tag according to the definition of the within element in the specified DTD.


dtdValidElement(name, within, dtd, pos=NULL)



The name of the tag which is to be inserted inside the within tag.


The name of the parent tag the definition of which we are checking to determine if it contains name.


The DTD in which the elements name and within are defined.


An optional position at which we might add the name element inside within. If this is specified, we have a stricter test that accounds for sequences in which elements must appear in order. These are comma-separated entries in the element definition.


This applies to direct sub-elements or children of the within tag and not tags nested within children of that tag, i.e. descendants.


Returns a logical value. TRUE indicates that a name element can be used inside a within element. FALSE indicates that it cannot.


Duncan Temple Lang


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See Also

parseDTD, dtdElement, dtdElementValidEntry,


 dtdFile <- system.file("exampleData", "foo.dtd", package="XML")
 foo.dtd <- parseDTD(dtdFile)

  # The following are true.
 dtdValidElement("variable","variables", dtd = foo.dtd)
 dtdValidElement("record","dataset", dtd = foo.dtd)

  # This is false.
 dtdValidElement("variable","dataset", dtd = foo.dtd)

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