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Subject: Re: [docbook] inserting general entities

Well, don't give up on dbgenent.mod yet, as that is its purpose.  It is
likely that your relative paths are not resolving.  To quote the XML spec

"relative URIs are relative to the location of the resource within which the
entity declaration occurs."

That is 'section1.xml' is taken to be in the same directory as dbgenent.mod.
If that isn't the case, you need to set up a catalog system so you can
resolve your entities in a flexible manner.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "René Haché" <rene-hache@shaw.ca>
To: <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 12:03 PM
Subject: [docbook] inserting general entities

> Hi everyone,
> I am having a really difficult time understanding entities (character and
> general).
> The DTD in my DocBook document looks like this:
> <!DOCTYPE set SYSTEM "C:\studies\tools\dtd\docbookx.dtd" [
> <!ENTITY section1 SYSTEM "section1.xml">
> <!ENTITY section2 SYSTEM "section2.xml">
> <!ENTITY section3 SYSTEM "section3.xml">
> ]>
> However, I have hundreds of these general entities and I would like to
> them externally from my main DocBook XML file. I have tried putting the
> entity declarations in "dbgenent.mod" but it doesn't work. I have read
> Norm's and Bob's books but obviously I am missing something.
> Thanks,
> René
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