Jon - I'll jump in and try to provide the basic answer
(with the proviso that any further clarification is quite welcome).
The EAD.DTD is a modular DTD consisting of a core file (named EAD.DTD) that,
itself, is empty of any SGML/XML definitions. This file calls other modules -
which are best explained in the language of the EAD.DTD:
<!-- DEPENDENCIES: -->
<!-- References ead.base -->
<!-- For SGML applications: -->
<!-- References: eadnotat.ent and eadchars.ent -->
<!-- SGML declaration: eadsgml.dcl
As long as you have these files in a common directory, most applications
that can parse DTDs should be able to read the set.
However, certain SGML/XML software need to have versions
of the DTD compiled specifically for them.
On the EAD HELP PAGES, you can find such files as the
EAD.RLS file for Author/Editor and the EAD.LGC file for WordPerfect.
(Go to: http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/ead/helper.html)
Have you tried to have Emile recognize the EAD.DTD?
What does it tell you? -
and - Is there anything in its documentation about
how it needs to read a DTD?
Ex Officio - EAD RoundTable, Society of American Archivists
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, CT 06520
At 03:55 PM 1/7/00 +0000, you wrote:
>I'm sorry to post what seems a rather elementary question, but I am playing
>around with an evaluation copy of the Emile XML editor on a Mac. I am
>confused (very) by the EAD DTD which is downloadable by FTP from the
>Library of Congress, and which appears to consist of a number of files,
>while the DTDs that came with Emile consist of one file. Is there a
>single-file DTD that might work, or should I consider looking elsewhere for
>software ? The Mac cupboard looks pretty bare in XML quarters at the moment.
>I'd be grateful for any suggestions.
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