Hello EAD listserv,

I'm finally beginning the process of both converting Duke's Special
Collections finding aids from 1.0 to 2002 and setting up XMetaL (our
encoding software) for encoding "from scratch" in 2002.  I've got all the
files in the right places, but when I try to parse a 2002 instance against
the DTD, I get the following error message:

"Error on line 1010 of ./dtds/ead.dtd: NOTATION redeclared. The notation
name "sgml" has already been defined."

Line 1010 of the dtd is part of the following declaration from section F on
notation declarations:

1006:   <!NOTATION sgml     PUBLIC
1007:  'ISO 8879:1986//NOTATION Information processing - Text and office
1008:  systems - Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)//EN'
1009:  ''

I'm using XMetaL v. 3.0.

Has anyone else had this error and solved it?



Ruth Bryan
Archivist/Manuscript Cataloger
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Duke University
(919) 660-5982
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