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Subject: Re: [docbook] DTD from extended RNC

On 21 May 2018 at 16:27, N. Raghavendra <nyraghu27132@gmail.com> wrote:
> Regarding a DTD for my extended schema, I have a few queries:
> 1. How difficult is it to start with a DocBook XML DTD, and extend it by
> adding the elements I had mentioned, to get a new XML DTD?

Can be done... I have not used a DTD for ... 10 years?

> 2. Is it possible to get a DTD for 5.1?  The spec of DocBook 5.1 at
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/os/docbook-v5.1-os.html
> says, "The Technical Committee provides the DocBook 5.1 schema in other
> schema languages, including W3C XML Schema and an XML DTD, but the RELAX
> NG Schema is the normative schema."  The distribution at
> https://docbook.org/xml/5.1/
> does not seem to have an XML DTD.

DTD is yesterdays tool?

> 3. Is it important to use an editor that understands RELAX NG?

I think so. YMMV?

Sorry, many of us moved to RNG/C a long time ago, as a much better
tool for more complex schemas?

Dave Pawson
Docbook FAQ.

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