The files contain boilerplate text that would be used by the author to insert large blocks of text that is required and is entered verbatim.
Do if an authoring ENTITY can be use them, the question then becomes how to declare them. In the DTD, we have the ENTITIES declared pointing to the various files. I seem to be missing this in our conversion attempt.
Thanks a lot.
---- Dan Vint <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Are these entities for the construction of the DTD or for use when
> authoring? Sounds like these are for authoring purposes. If so, then it
> should work without a problem. If you had an XML DTD with these authoring
> entities, the source document would be the same, just pointing to a
> If these entities are being used to develop the DTD, then you need to
> unravel them and make sure that a schema can support the end result. There
> is probalby no way to use these directly.
> > Folks, I've been doing a fair amount of research on this and it seems I
> > have one problem that may keep me in the DTD world a bit longer.
> > Our DTD has several large referenced files containing general ENTITY
> > replacement text (if anyone has ever parsed the 40051 DTD with 'dtgen'
> > they have encountered those files. You normally will get several 'litlen'
> > errors.) This replacement text contains markup, references to other
> > editable ENTITIES and the text is generic required stuff the authors
> > really don't need to redo for every TM.
> > My question is this (and I think I already know the answer BUT thought I'd
> > toss it out for verification), can I call those files from a schema? My
> > searches to date have said NO. 😞
> > If I cannot call those files, then converting to a schema won't work.
> > Many thanks.
> > Lynn