Test XML DTD derived from Docbook

Peter Murray-Rust Peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
Tue Apr 22 00:38:16 BST 1997

In message <199704210019.RAA29920 at 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
>   http://www.sonic.net/~tallen/xdb01.zip
> 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 tallen at sonic.net.

I will do so.  


Peter Murray-Rust, domestic net connection
Virtual School of Molecular Sciences

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