Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221155
sgml major mode fails to parse docbook dtd
Last modified: 2008-05-06 13:17:05 EDT
Description of problem:
sgml major mode fails with Docbook documents
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create sample.sgml with the following contents:
<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no" ?>
<!DOCTYPE chapter PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
2. open sample.sgml in emacs
3. Press TAB, or select the DTD -> Parse DTD menu option
/usr/share/sgml/docbook/xml-dtd-4.4-1.0-30.1/ent/isotech.ent line 23 col 11
/usr/share/sgml/docbook/xml-dtd-4.4-1.0-30.1/dbpoolx.mod line 844 col 31 entity
/usr/share/sgml/docbook/xml-dtd-4.4-1.0-30.1/docbookx.dtd line 136 col 8 entity
/home/mrsam/src/man-pages/t.sgml line 3 col 0
Name expected; at: :base CDATA
sgml-mode should parse the DTD and allow indentation/editing of Docbook documents.
There's nothing wrong with docbook DTDs. xsltproc parses them just fine, and
properly processes the sample document:
$ xsltproc -o html/
Writing index.html for chapter(index)
The problem appears to be the sgml major mode. Whether the file is sample.sgml
or sample.xml, emacs opens it in sgml major mode by default. Switching to xml
mode, via META-x xml-mode, and emacs now parses the DTD without logging any errors.
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