parsing spec.dtd & XML spec with nsgmls Re: W3C spec.dtd

Stefan Mintert mintert at
Fri Mar 5 13:44:01 GMT 1999

 > Add -c/tmp/sm/sp-1.3/pubtext/xml.soc to the command line so nsgmls
 > reads the xml.soc catalog that tells it to use the SGML Declaration
 > for XML, xml.dcl.  That SGML Declaration tells nsgmls what hexadecimal
 > character references look like.  Without it, things like &x2014; are
 > being interpreted as per ISO 8879:1986, which isn't doing you or the
 > parser any good.
 > Regards,
 > Tony Graham

Thanks to everybody who answered my question. Thanks to Tony. Yes, you're
right, with -c... it works. I'm was bit confused about that because I have
'Set the SGML_CATALOG_FILES environment variable to point to the file
pubtext/xml.soc' as explained in

In fact I used my own old catalog file.
Now I checked the xml.dcl that I used and the one that is part of sp:
Unfortunately I used "ISO 8879:1986 (ENR)" instead of "ISO 8879:1986 (WWW)"

Thanks for your help!



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