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From: Alan Westhagen <>
Subject: Indirection
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 20:48:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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I have a lot of documents written in docbook xml which, up until
recently, worked fine with docbook-tools.

A typical header looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC "=//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN" 

I can no longer process the documents with docbook-tools.  I believe
the element that has changed is the dtd located at

Since I have no power to correct what is installed at, I would like to use local files, but with indirection,
so that I do not have to change all the documents each time I
upgrade my system.

I tried to use a symbolic link as the system identifier.  Emacs was
happy with that, but docbook-tools broke.

I tried putting OVERRIDE YES in the catalog file, but the tools
still insist on being able to open the file referenced by the
system identifier.

Does anyone have a simple way of setting up indirection, catalog
based or otherwise, for docbook tools?  My setup is standard
RedHat Enterprise Linux.

Best regards,

             reply	other threads:[~2005-05-10 20:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2005-05-10 20:48 Alan Westhagen [this message]
2005-05-11 10:35 ` Indirection Éric Bischoff
2005-05-13  9:31 ` Indirection Ismael Olea

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