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- From: Peter@ursus.demon.co.uk (Peter Murray-Rust)
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- Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 22:31:17 GMT
In message <199704210019.RAA29920@bolt.sonic.net> Terry Allen writes:
> In order to determine what would need to be changed in Docbook to make
> it an XML DTD (a project the Davenport Group is contemplating under
> the working name Duckbook, "Docbook for the Webbed," as Jon dubbed it),
I love this! Is it chance that we are getting a biological flavour to our
> I've constructed a first cut, available at
> This is not yet Duckbook, and the Public Identifiers and copyright
> notice are for convenience rather than an assertion of where this
> effort is going. The zip file contains a catalogue, a test file
> "blue", and four DTD/entity files: xdb.dtd, xdbhier.mod, xdbpool.mod,
> and xdbgen.mod. I tested a variant of this set (the variants
> included minimization parameters) and "blue" parses as SGML.
This is an impressive piece of work - ca. 5000 lines.
I have run a first pass with a well-known XML parser - I shall honour
confidentiality at this stage :-)
For note; this references a variety of entitysets which I didn't have to
> I would be grateful if members of this group who are running XML
> parsers would take the time to see whether this DTD, XDB 0.1,
> is valid XML. Please send me comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will do so.
Peter Murray-Rust, domestic net connection
Virtual School of Molecular Sciences
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