Regardless of how you create an alias file for a particular DTD, this is what you can expect: the Editor is the only place you will see the alias naming. Any other tool or programthat deals with a particular DTD structure will use the coded name of the element or attribute that is defined within that DTD.
Alias files are used by Arbortext Editor for the convienence of the author. You can do a variety of renaming for any element, it's attributes, or any one attribute for all elements. For example, <desc> can be displayed as <description> or a <color> element that has a "value" attribute with choices of 0-9 can have the choices of 'black, red, blue, etc.".
However, I repeat... this renaming is ONLY on the Editor screens. If you edit the selection to look at the raw SGML/XML, or you look at the saved document outside the Editor, you will see the original DTD naming used.
Hope this Helps,