XP syntax error - including cals-tbl.dtd in simple xml dtd

Glenn R. Kronschnabl grk at arlut.utexas.edu
Wed Sep 23 15:41:14 BST 1998

In message <199809221905.MAA21144 at mehitabel.eng.sun.com> you write:

[stuff deleted]

>If you are interested in using an XML version of CALS, I believe that 
>Norm Walsh's preliminary work [XMLDB] on an XML version of DocBook might
>provide a working (if nonstandard) CALS DTD.

I tried that and it almost worked.  Turns out that the problem is that the 
default entity definitions in the XML CALS table model has the two 
following lines in it that results in an invalid XML file.  Turns out that 
#PCDATA has to be first in the list in the tbl.entry.mdl entity definition.

--- from calstblx.dtd ---
<!ENTITY % paracon '#PCDATA'>
<!ENTITY % tbl.entry.mdl        "(para|warning|caution|note|legend|%paracon

Once I reorder the tbl.entry.mdl line to put #PCDATA first, no errors.

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