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xml problems- one more time



I made a mistke sending a large attachment last time that didn't get
through mail filters even mine, so let me try again.

I read about xml it the idea sounds great but I fail when I try to
convert xml to other formats.
What exactly is needed in the xml and dtd files to allow one to run:
xmlto pdf file.xml
or xmlto html file.xml

Let us take the html case. The dtd file that is associted with my fiel
is included below:
<!-- DTD for testaments    J. Bosak -->
<!-- Early versions 1992-1998 -->
<!-- Major revision Copyright (c) Jon Bosak September 1998 -->

<!ENTITY % plaintext "#PCDATA|i">

<!ELEMENT tstmt     (coverpg?,titlepg?,preface?,(bookcoll|suracoll)+)>
<!ELEMENT coverpg   ((title|title2)+, (subtitle|p)*)>
<!ELEMENT titlepg   ((title|title2)+, (subtitle|p)*)>
<!ELEMENT title     (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT title2    (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT subtitle  (p)+>
<!ELEMENT preface   ((ptitle|ptitle0)+, p+, witlist?)+>
<!ELEMENT witlist   (witness)+>
<!ELEMENT ptitle    (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT ptitle0   (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT witness   (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT bookcoll  (book|sura)+>
<!ELEMENT book      (bktlong, bktshort, epigraph?, bksum?, chapter+)>
<!ELEMENT suracoll  (sura+)>
<!ELEMENT sura      (bktlong, bktshort, epigraph?, bksum?, v+)>
<!ELEMENT bktlong   (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT bktshort  (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT bksum     (p)+>
<!ELEMENT chapter   (chtitle, chstitle?, epigraph?, chsum?, (div+|v+))>
<!ELEMENT chtitle   (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT chstitle  (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT div       (divtitle, v+)>
<!ELEMENT divtitle  (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT chsum     (p)+>
<!ELEMENT epigraph  (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT p         (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT v         (%plaintext;)*>
<!ELEMENT i         (%plaintext;)*>

Now when I look at this file I find it confusing. It looks to me like
when I do a xmlto html on the file:
1. the <p> will be removed, and they are. But that is a disaster for the
HTML processor.
2. Any <v> would be removed. They are but the xmlto process complains
about the <v>.

So where have I gone wrong ans what needs to be done?

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these only gave life, those the art of living well. -- Aristotle
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Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam sbcglobal net


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