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What are DTD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DTD file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DTD files.

What is a DTD file?

DTD files have multiple uses, and Document Type Definition is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Document Type Definition File

DTD is an acronym for Document Type Definition. Files that contain the .dtd file extension are text files that specify certain elements that are used in an SGML, HTML, XHTML or XML document.

The information that is contained in the DTD files is used to define the structure of given XML data. This data may define the order and nesting of a document's elements and attributes, which are referenced within a web page or application.

The DTD file allows a computer that is receiving XML from another computer to agree on the structure of the XML data that is being transmitted, ensuring uniformity. The DTD file can also be used to determine whether or not a file represents a valid document.

How to open DTD files

We have identified four DTD openers that are compatible with this specific type of DTD file.

Programs that open Document Type Definition files

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .DTD

While Document Type Definition File is a popular type of DTD-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .DTD file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

TechSoft 2D Design Drawing

We know that one DTD format is TechSoft 2D Design Drawing. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different DTD openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DTD files. Remember, different programs may use DTD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Design Tools - 2D DesignDesign Tools - 2D DesignUser submitted
XML Copy EditorXML Copy EditorUser submitted
UntisUntisUser submitted
XMLBlueprintXMLBlueprintUser submitted
Oxygen XML DeveloperOxygen XML DeveloperUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CTPMicrosoft Visual Studio CTPUser submitted
WMHelp XmlPadWMHelp XmlPadUser submitted
Xml EditorXml EditorUser submitted
Microsoft Visual C# ExpressMicrosoft Visual C# ExpressUser submitted

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