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!


On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 11:16 PM, Michael Rush <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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.


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:
           "ISO 8879-1986//ENTITIES Added Latin 1//EN"            >
Any ideas?


On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Michael Rush <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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.


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  Does anyone know where I might find the superseded DTD?


Nathan Tallman
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