Hello EAD listserv,

My repository is using XMetaL versions 2.1 and 3.0, and I am in the process
of editing/changing our encoding tools to accommodate EAD 2002.  One of the
nice features of XMetaL is its "Attribute Inspector," which tells you all
the available attribute types and values available for a particular tag,
according to the dtd you're using.  The eadlocal.ent file I'm using has
various attribute values for some tags defined for consortial use (the
NCEAD consortium), including <container>, and my ead.dtd file is set to
"include" rather than "ignore" the eadlocal.ent.

The problem I'm having is that the Attribute Inspector isn't grabbing the
attribute values from the eadlocal.ent.  For example, when I put my cursor
next to a <container>, the only attribute value it displays is the current
value attached to that particular <container>.  It doesn't display the
entire list of values.

Has anyone else figured out how to point XMetaL to the eadlocal.ent?



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