Re: PSGML problem Author: Peter Flynn Email: email@example.com Date: 1998/10/13 Groups: comp.text.sgml, comp.text.xml
Oslash;yvind Eide wrote: > > In article <3612073C.22FE649D@hppool.cs.uni-magdeburg.de> Arkadiusz Fuss <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > Hi, > > > > I want to use Emacs and PSGML to make my own interface for editing SGML > > documents. To parse the DTD I would like to use the parser of PSGML. > > My Problem is, I don't know how to activate the parser. I wont to tell > > the parser the path and filename of the DTD and the parsing and the > > generation of elements a.s.o. should begin. This is probably an FAQ by now... 1. Assuming you have Emacs installed and working... 2. Put all the psgml*.* files into the site-lisp subdirectory. This should be under your Emacs installation directory, for example (PC) c:\emacs\emacs-xx.yy\site-lisp or (Unix) something like /usr/share/emacs/emacs-xx.yy/site-lisp (this varies according to the version of Emacs and the vagaries of whoever installed it). Include other bits and pieces like the Dave Megginson's replacement psgml files for editing xml, his xpointer mode, or Tony Graham's tdtd mode. 3. Add the following line at the top of your .emacs file (this file should be in your login directory, or in c:\ on a PC. Create the file if it doesn't already exist.) (setq load-path (cons (expand-file-name "c:/emacs/emacs-xx.yy/site-lisp") load-path)) (replacing the path in quotes with wherever your site-lisp directory really is). Actually this line should already be there if Emacs has been installed properly. 4. Install nsmgls (www.jclark.com) 5. Create a catalog file somewhere sensible (c:\sgml\catalog or ~/sgml/catalog) Put in it the FPIs and the paths of the DTDs and other files you are going to use, one per line, in the form: PUBLIC "+//Silmaril//DTD Report//EN" "/usr/u/pf/sgml/silmaril/report.dtd" Check these critically: they MUST be spelled and punctuated correctly. If you only ever use hard-wired SYSTEM identifiers, you can get away without a catalog, but it's a pain keeping them up to date: a catalog is much easier. If you are using a custom SGML Declaration, add it to this file too: SGMLDECL "+//Silmaril//DTD Report//EN" "/usr/u/pf/sgml/silmaril/sgml.dec" DTDDECLs are very nice, but not even nsgmls supports them yet. 6. Add the following lines further down .emacs (autoload 'sgml-mode "psgml" "Major mode to edit SGML files." t ) (setq auto-mode-alist (append (list '("\\.html$" . sgml-mode) '("\\.sgm$" . sgml-mode) '("\\.xml$" . sgml-mode) '("\\.dcl$" . dtd-mode) '("\\.dec$" . dtd-mode) '("\\.dtd$" . dtd-mode) '("\\.ent$" . dtd-mode) '("\\.mod$" . dtd-mode)) auto-mode-alist)) ;;;(autoload 'xml-mode "psgml" nil t) ;;;(autoload 'sgml-xpointer "psgml-xpointer" nil t) (setq sgml-validate-command "c:\\sp\\bin\\nsgmls -s -cc:\\sgml\\catalog %s %s") (setq sgml-catalog-files '("c:\\sgml\\catalog" "CATALOG")) ;;;(autoload 'dtd-mode "tdtd" "Major mode for SGML and XML DTDs.") Uncomment (;;;) the xml and other stuff if you've installed it. Add or delete other file extensions in the alists if you want them or not. Change the validate and catalog entries to give the correct paths for your copy of nsgmls and your catalog. 7. Save and exit, quit Emacs, and start up again. Opening an SGML file should now make sgml-mode load, then psgml-mode, and it will then look for the <!doctype declaration at the top of your file, search the catalog for the FPI, locate the DTD file, and parse it. If you add the following gunk to your .emacs, you'll even get the code coloured syntactically. ///Peter (global-font-lock-mode t) (setq font-lock-maximum-decoration t) ;; PSGML, courtesy of David Megginson, email@example.com ;; (make-face 'sgml-comment-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-comment-face "brown") (make-face 'sgml-doctype-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-doctype-face "plum") (make-face 'sgml-end-tag-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-end-tag-face "sky blue") (make-face 'sgml-ignored-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-ignored-face "gray") (make-face 'sgml-ms-end-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-ms-end-face "maroon") (make-face 'sgml-ms-start-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-ms-start-face "maroon") (make-face 'sgml-pi-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-pi-face "maroon") (make-face 'sgml-sgml-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-sgml-face "maroon") (make-face 'sgml-start-tag-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-start-tag-face "sky blue") (make-face 'sgml-entity-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-entity-face "goldenrod") (make-face 'sgml-short-ref-face) (set-face-foreground 'sgml-short-ref-face "firebrick") (setq-default sgml-markup-faces '((comment . sgml-comment-face) (doctype . sgml-doctype-face) (end-tag . sgml-end-tag-face) (ignored . sgml-ignored-face) (ms-end . sgml-ms-end-face) (ms-start . sgml-ms-start-face) (pi . sgml-pi-face) (sgml . sgml-sgml-face) (start-tag . sgml-start-tag-face) (entity . sgml-entity-face) (short-ref . sgml-short-ref-face))) (setq-default sgml-auto-activate-dtd t) (setq-default sgml-set-face t)
[Note: See the main database entry for PSGML.]
DTDs are not common knowledge because programming students are not
taught markup. A markup language is not a programming language.