This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the DocBook project.
Re: docbook XML entities in nsgmls
- To: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: docbook XML entities in nsgmls
- From: Bob Stayton <bobs at sco dot com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 9:25:57 PST
- Reply-To: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
Actually, I mentioned nsgmls because it exhibited the same
symptoms as Arbortext Adept in this regard. My real
problem was trying to use Arbortext with the Docbook 3 XML
DTD. In the XML world, you officially don't need an SGML
declaration, which is why it is not in the standard. So if
Arbortext is claiming XML compatibility, why does Arbortext
Document Architect 8 require an SGML declaration for an XML
DTD? Probably because they haven't finished adapting DA to
XML. OK, but if it requires a declaration, why doesn't it
include one in the distribution? The product works quite
well with XML, but they don't seem to make it easy.
Norm, you must use Adept with Docbook XML. Didn't you have
to dig up a declaration as well?
> From Terry Allen:
> It really doesn't matter what decl you use so long as it doesn't
> trip you up. To detect unwanted Unicode characters would require
> a much more finely tuned decl. And much as I like nsgmls (and use
> it exclusively most of the time), to get all the little XML nits
> you need to use an XML parser.
> For example, I think nsgmls will not detect a comment that occurs
> before the xml PI.