DTD file for XML files in Trados Tag Editor
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Alexa Dubreuil  Identity Verified
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Apr 24, 2005

Hello

I'm using Tag Editor 6.5 and I have received an XML file for translation.

My client can't supply me with the right DTD settings file for this XML file, and the predefined files available in the DTD setting menu are for HTML or XSL files.

Does anyone know where I can get a "predefined XML settings" DTD file?

If not, would anyone be kind enough to give me instructions on how to create my own using the Tag Editor DTD Settings Wizard? I have started by myself but I'm not quite getting there - I keep getting a message saying the DTD file doesn't match my XML file.

Many thanks in advance.

Alexa


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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No standard settings for XML files Apr 24, 2005

Hi Alexa,
The very purpose of XML is to be able to define and use customised tags - hence, the notion of a "predefined (i.e. standard) XML settings" file is an oxymoron, I'm afraid.

I'm a bit astonished by your client's inability to provide a DTD or XML schema, as the author of an XML file needs to create that definition. Or is your client an agency, who just don't want to contact the end client?

There are some hints in Trados KB Article 1379 which you may find helpful.

Best regards,
Ralf


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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If the XML documents are well-formed, there is a solution Apr 24, 2005

Hi Alexa,

If the XML documents are "well-formed", you could use IBM's DDbE. Have a look at http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/DDbE

Haven't had the need to try it myself, though.

Regards,
Gerard


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Alexa Dubreuil  Identity Verified
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Success thanks to you (Ralf) and the ingen2 programme! Apr 24, 2005

Ralf Lemster wrote:
There are some hints in Trados KB Article 1379 which you may find helpful.



I read the article you sent me and decided to try the third option given in the article:

"The third option (again for self-help) is to use the DTD Settings Creator Ingen2. You can download Ingen2 from here. Unzip and follow the instructions in the included Readme file."

So I downloaded Ingen2 (the direct link is http://support.trados.com/download/DTD%20Settings%20creator.zip) and followed the instructions contained in the readme file.

...and much to my surprise I managed to create a DTD file which now works perfectly in Tag Editor with my XML file.

Thanks a million. You saved me a lot of time.

Alexa

PS: Gerard, thank you for your message too. I haven't tried it but if some other people don't get the same positive results as me with Ingen2 then they have another option to try.


[Edited at 2005-04-24 17:05]


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Anil Gidwani  Identity Verified
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Worked for me as well Apr 3, 2006

This solution worked for me as well.

In my case, the client did not send a DTD file at all, but an XSL file. So using a DTD file to create a DTD settings file was not an option. I tried the fourth option in TagEditor DTD Settings wizard->ADD, namely, "create a file based on predefined settings for XSL", but this option would not allow me to automatically pick out any information from the XSL file provided by the client.

The shortest, cleanest and best solution was to use the ingen2 program. Worked like a charm!

Thanks to everyone on this topic for this live-saving advice.


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sabina moscatelli  Identity Verified
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I downloaded INGEN2 Apr 13, 2006

in the same folder where I have my DTD file. I open DOS Prompt, I insert the string ingen2.exe, but I get an error message, something like

ingen2 is no executable.

Can you help me?

Thanks

sabina


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Carmela Moldovan  Identity Verified
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problem with DTD creator Jul 1, 2009

I receive cannot find the specified file.
Does anybody know the answer to this? I also have Trados 6.5


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