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Mike,

Thanks for the info.  I looked more into the EAD 1.0 documentation and found
I didn't need the eadchars.ent file anyways since the finding aids I'm
working with are in XML, so I removed its invocation from the DTD and thing
are validating.

Thanks for the help everyone!

Nathan


On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 11:16 PM, Michael Rush <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> Nathan,
>>
>> From what you copied from the file, it appears that entity declaration
>> only has a public declaration.  That is basically the name of the entity
>> being declared.  A SYSTEM identifier is actually where the file sits on your
>> file system.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SGML_entity.  You might be
>> able to just take that entitiy declaration out of your XML file altogether.
>> Try that first, else try tweaking it to add a SYSTEM identifier.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:52 PM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Mike,
>>>
>>> I couldn't get the link to work off the essentials page, but Michele
>>> provided a resource with the files.
>>>
>>> Oxygen seems to have a problem though with the "eadchars.ent" file.  It
>>> give a validation error of "system identifier must begin with a single or
>>> double quote character" but from what I can tell it does.  The tag in
>>> question, but the error appears on the second line:
>>>
>>> <!ENTITY % ISOlat1 PUBLIC
>>>            "ISO 8879-1986//ENTITIES Added Latin 1//EN"            >
>>>
>>> Any ideas?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Nathan
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Michael Rush <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Nathan,
>>>>
>>>> The 1.0 DTD is still linked to off of the EAD Help Pages.  See
>>>> http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/ead/essentials.html.  Note that
>>>> it's an FTP download.
>>>>
>>>> Good luck with the conversion.
>>>>
>>>> Mike
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Greetings list members,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm working on converting some EAD 1.0 files to EAD 2002 using
>>>>> Berkeley's Eadv1to2002.  None of the 1.0 files contains a DOCTYPE
>>>>> declaration causing validation errors.  I'd like to validate the 1.0 files
>>>>> to the 1.0 DTD, to be sure I'm starting out with well formed XML file, but
>>>>> cannot locate the EAD 1.0 DTD online to do this.  Does anyone know where I
>>>>> might find the superseded DTD?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>
>>>>> Nathan Tallman
>>>>> American Jewish Archives
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
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