What is written in your doctype declaration will depend on the application you are using to create you XML instances. At the very least you can hand edit the Formal Public Identifier from

-//Society of American Archivists//DTD ead.dtd (Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Version 1.0)//EN
+//ISBN 1-931666-00-8//DTD ead.dtd (Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Version 2002)//EN

otherwise you will need to modify your XML-creating application. But, as long as you are locally referencing the 2002 DTD, you will be working with 2002. The FPI is there to identify to processing systems that your file is an EAD 2002 document-- and not simply a text file with EAD2002 markup in it. There's a difference. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> is a corollary that identifies your file as XML, rather than text with lots of angle-brackets in it.


Stephen Yearl
Systems Archivist
Yale University Library::Manuscripts and Archives

At 11:01 AM 4/23/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>Dear list members,
>Although I have successfully downloaded (and been
>working with) the EAD DTD Version 2002, the EAD
>documents that I have so far created all contain a Doctype
>public identifier which refers to version 1.0.
>As a relative newcomer to EAD, I'd be very grateful if
>someone could shed light on why this is so.
>Robin Wiltshire
>Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture
>School of English
>The University of Leeds
>Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
>Tel. 0113 3432236
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