Re: Cougar and HalSoft HTML Toolkit

Chris Lilley (
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 22:33:36 +0200

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Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 22:33:36 +0200
From: Chris Lilley <>
To: MegaZone <>
Subject: Re: Cougar and HalSoft HTML Toolkit

MegaZone wrote:
> Ok, I know I'm making a simple mistake.
> I've been trying to investigate Cougar but I want to make sure I'm doing
> it right so I grabbed the DTD and put it in the 'lib' directory for the
> HalSoft HTML Toolkit (aka HTML-Check, which Dan worked on) and I updated the
> 'catalog' file.
> Now I can validate Cougar, but everytime I do I get:
> sgmls: SGML error at /u/local/sun4_sunos/lib/web/html-check.v0.1/lib/html-cougar.dtd, line 79 at ";":
>        Numeric character reference exceeds 255; reference ignored

> I've grepped and looked, and reviewed the docs at the WebTechs site, etc
> but I can't seem to figure out just what I need to edit so that it can
> deal with the numeric references with values over 255.

It's not so much a case of editing something, more a case of replacing
sgmls with 
something that doesn't assume a character is 8 bits wide. I use nsgmls
and it works 
fine with the Cougar and the i18N DTDs.

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