At 06:21 PM 09/26/2000 -0500, Eduardo Dominguez wrote:
>Anyone know if there is a a DTD for data input (questionaires) ?
>I have a book that comes with 4 questionaires, each one with almost
>20 pages and each page with an average of 12 fields.
You might take a look at the Tutorial Markup Language. See:
From the "About the Language" section at that site:
Tutorial Markup Language (TML) an interchange format designed
to separate the semantic content of a question from its screen
layout or formatting. The language is designed to support
several different types of question within the same content
model. TML 4.0 is essentially a super-set of HTML, with new
elements added to describe question information.
TML version 4.0 has been specified using SGML, an ISO standard
language for formally describing document types. Future versions
of TML are likely to be represented using Extensible Markup
Language (XML), a simplified subset of SGML, and be structured
using the data modelling facilities of the Resource Description
Framework (RDF). Work is currently in progress on TML version
5.0, re-named Tutorial Modelling Language to mark the shift to
an RDF-based approach.
If that sounds a little heavier-duty than you were after, also try the
"Question and Answer Markup Language," QAML, at:
It's currently at version 2.4. Primary use is for FAQs, but you may be able
to adapt it.
Finally, most promisingly (but alsoo obscurely :) there's something called
SQML (Survey Questionnaire Markup Language). It's described as having been
developed and used for a dissertation, as described in the abstract here:
(Note: This isn't the same as SQml, the "structured query markup
language.") Although it's mentioned in the dissertation abstract at the
above link, I haven't found any other references to it -- you may be able
to e-mail the author.
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