Definition of document type definition in English:

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document type definition

(abbreviation DTD)

noun

Computing
A template that sets out the format and tag structure of an XML- or SGML-compliant document.
Example sentences
  • A validating parser scans the XML file and determines if the document is well formed, as specified by either an XML schema or the document type definition.
  • Specifically, it can validate XML data against a document type definition, an XML schema definition language schema, or an XML Data Reduced schema.
  • Then, a document type definition can be written calling on any of the existing modules as needed.

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Syllabification: doc·u·ment type def·i·ni·tion

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