[sword-devel] what to do about citation tags in ThML?
DavidTroidl at aol.com
Sat Nov 8 05:53:06 MST 2008
Brian J. Dumont wrote:
> David Troidl wrote:
>> Brian J. Dumont wrote:
>>> So I've been updating some genbooks modules per comments from the
>>> beta tests. I think I've come across an error in either the DTD or
>>> the documentation for ThML. The problem has to do with citation
>>> tags. The docs I've been using are directly from CCEL:
>>> where it says:
>>> Citations of other works such as books or treatises may be marked
>>> with the <citation> element. That element may also take an href
>>> attribute to specify a URI for the cited work, if available.
>>> I'm using the DTD from them as well:
>>> <!DOCTYPE ThML PUBLIC "-//CCEL/DTD Theological Markup Language//EN"
>>> If I add a <citation> element, then xmllint claims that it fails
>>> against the DTD:
>>> [bjdasc at ascpc5] xmllint --valid tst.xml > law_gospel.xml.clean
>>> tst.xml:15312: element citation: validity error : No declaration
>>> for element citation
>>> In the <citation>Preface to the Book of Concord</citation>
>>> (Mueller, p. 16. 17;
>>> tst.xml:15344: element p: validity error : Element citation is not
>>> declared in p list of possible children
>>> perhaps, while the blind are leaders of the blind, all might
>>> If I remove the tag, then it works fine. Should I just remove the
>>> markup or should we try to fix this (it's not really in our files)?
>>> Do we know who to contact at CCEL for this?
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>> If you look in the DTD, you'll find <!ENTITY % ThML.bible SYSTEM
>> and it looks like bible.mod contains the citation element.
>> The whole DTD package is available at
>> Look under
>> For the SGML/XML types:
>> (ThML10.zip <http://www.ccel.org/ThML/dtd/ThML10.zip>)
> Thanks for the response, David.
> That might be the problem! It's in bible.mod ... I am not using this in
> a Bible, but rather in a genbook. From bible.mod, it would never be in
> the subcontext of <p> ... </p> tags.
> Does this mean no citations in genbooks? Seems a bit odd...
> In Christ,
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1) I don't know if being in bible.mod actually restricts the <citation>
element to bibles.
2) You could always use the <cite> element defined in the main DTD.
3) You could contact CCEL: http://www.ccel.org/info/email.html
Harry Plantinga, who runs CCEL, created ThML originally.
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