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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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Extending XHTML—Creating New Elements and Attributes

Because XHTML is just an XML application, you can extend it simply by creating new elements and attributes. I'll take a look at an example here, creating a new element, <underlinedredtext>, that will style its contents as underlined red text. Here's how that element might be defined in a DTD:

<!ELEMENT underlinedredtext (#PCDATA)> 

You can also add attributes to an element like this—I will do that here, calling the attribute underlinedredtextattribute:

<!ELEMENT underlinedredtext (#PCDATA)> 
<!ATTLIST underlinedredtext underlinedredtextattribute CDATA #IMPLIED >

This is a new element that I'm adding to XHTML. To include the rest of the XHTML 1.0 Transitional DTD, I'll create a new parameter ...

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