[oXygen-user] Unable to get DITA Docs to Validate: Can't Figure out Why Not

George Cristian Bina george at oxygenxml.com
Tue May 7 15:42:05 CDT 2013

Hi Eliot,

I would recommend a clean installation including the DIA framework side 
by side with the existing one (in a different folder) and see if that 
makes a difference.

If you still want to investigate that installation: how did they get the 
DITA support into that installation if the framework was not installed? 
Please check that the framework is not disabled in Options->Preferences 
-- Document Type Association, check the Enabled checkbox (the first 
column) for the DITA framework.
You can also show the Information view from Window->Show 
View->Information and see what happens when the file is validated, what 
schemas are used. From Options->Preferences -- XML / XML Catalog -- 
Verbosity you can set how much information is displayed from the XML 
Catalog resolution - that may provide additional details on what is 
going on.

I hope these ideas help!

Best Regards,
George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

On 5/7/13 7:09 PM, Eliot Kimber wrote:
> I'm helping a colleague set up an Oxygen environment. For reasons I can't
> determine, it is failing to resolve any DITA-related DTDs.
> I did find that the master frameworks catalog did not have a reference to
> the frameworks/dita/catalog.xml. I added that reference, verified that it
> was correct and that it eventually got me to the catalog-dita.xml catalog,
> but even after restarting Oxygen, it is still unable to validate any DITA
> documents.
> I compared the various catalog-related settings to my own environment and
> couldn't see any obvious differences.
> Any idea what I might have overlooked? It appears that when Oxygen was
> initially installed DITA was not selected as a framework, but all the
> DITA-related settings appear to otherwise be in place.
> Other than the entry in the master catalog, is there some other setting I
> might have overlooked?
> Thanks,
> Eliot

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