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DOCUMENT TYPE DEFINITION (DTD)
  1. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    A collection of markup declarations that define the structure, elements, and attributes that can be used in encoding certain type of documents in SGML or, more commonly, in XML. Examples of DTDs include the EAD DTD, the HTML DTD, and the TEI DTD. XML DTDs are gradually being replaced by the newer XML schemas.


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    Source:
    Introduction to Metadata, 2nd Edition, Getty Research Institute


  2. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    A DTD is the grammar of an XML document. It is an acronym that stands for “Document Type Definition.” It contains the elements, attributes, entities, and notations used in the XML document.


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    Source:
    About Technology