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Re: XML source doctype

From: David P. Heitmeyer <heitmey@fas.harvard.edu>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 11:17:07 -0500 (EST)
To: Brad Stowers <bstowers@pobox.com>
cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.4.10.10001071110130.22871-100000@is10.fas.harvard.edu>
I've experienced the problem with the DOCTYPE in XML as well.  If it
helps, I observe the problem with the Nov 30 1999 version of tidy, but the
July 26 1999 version does not have this problem.

Example:
fas% lwp-request http://www.news.perl.org/perl-news-short.rdf 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
 
<!DOCTYPE rss PUBLIC "-//Netscape Communications//DTD RSS 0.91//EN"
            "http://my.netscape.com/publish/formats/rss-0.91.dtd">
 
<rss version="0.91">
 
<channel>
<title>Perl News</title>
<link>http://www.news.perl.org/</link>

[...cut...]

Example of Tidy processing:
fas% lwp-requesthttp://www.news.perl.org/perl-news-short.rdf | tidy -xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE rss PUBLIC "-//Netscape Communications//DTD RSS 0.91//EN"
"http://my.netscape.com/publish/formats/rss-0.91.dtd">

[eof]

-- David

David P. Heitmeyer
Web Systems Administrator
FAS Computer Services
email: heitmey@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-495-1259
Fax:   617-495-1210

On Wed, 5 Jan 2000, Brad Stowers wrote:

> I'm trying to run an XML file through tidy and it seems to choke on the doctype (the output stops at that line).  If I remove the line, the file is properly formatted.  Unfortunately, I need the line in there.  I could remove it, run it through tidy, and then put it back in, but I'd really prefer not to do that if I don't have to.  I'm hoping I'm missing some config option or something, but I couldn't find it if I am.  Anyway, here's what the beginning of the source file looks like:
> 
> <?xml version="1.0" ?>
> <?fdl version="Beta 1"?>
> <!DOCTYPE fenestra-fdl SYSTEM "fenestra-fdl.dtd">
> 
> <fenestra-fdl>
> 
>   <constraint-package>
> 
> [...snip...]
> 
> 
> and after formatting:
> 
> <?xml version="1.0"?><?fdl version="Beta 1"?>
> <!DOCTYPE fenestra-fdl SYSTEM "fenestra-fdl.dtd">
> 
> [end of file]
> 
> 
> As I said, if I remove the !DOCTYPE tag, it will work fine.  Any ideas?
> 
> --Brad
> 
Received on Friday, 7 January 2000 11:17:09 GMT

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