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Subject: Re: [docbook] Re: XML Editors
Steinar Bang wrote: > > I use GNU Emacs/psgml, which works great for me, with DTD-aware > element insertion and attribute editing, XML tree navigation and > editing, folding, and validation. But I wouldn't dream of even > _proposing_ it to someone who today uses MSWord. I'm also using Emacs+psgml. Most of the time it works great, but it has some annoying bugs: a) using entities to break a document in smaller pieces as described in "The Definite Guide" does not work for me: <!ENTITY chap1 SYSTEM "chap1.sgm"> <!ENTITY chap2 SYSTEM "chap2.sgm"> ]> <book><title>My First Book</title> &chap1; &chap2; </book> Emacs (and Xemacs neither) does not parse the DTD in the smaller files. (Yes, I have tried something like <!-- Local Variables: mode: xml sgml-parent-document: ("master-file.xml") End: --> ) This mechanism only works for small documents (at least on my machine.) but not when the documents get large. i don't know how to fix this. b) Editing of attributes does not work. It always turns *all* attribute values to lowercase. Sometimes it inserts funny markup like an extra ">". (Unfotunately, this behaviour cannot be reproduced deterministically.) This is very dangerous because it can make files unvalid (by lowercasing IDs or IDREfs.) c) psgml sometimes becomes confused when I type something like <para>The number which is half as big as n is n/2. </para> It sometimes (but not always!) misinterprets the "/" division operator as belonging to an end-tag. After this "/" the set of elements it offers for this context is complete nonsense.