Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita source -

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annetteb
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Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita source -

Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:29 am

Hello,
I'm using XEP to create PDF files from DITA source files in Oxygen. I'm having trouble with the DTD validation (in details, if I comment the doctype declaration, there is no problem, if I leave the doctype declaration, I got the following error message
[java] EXCEPTION: Failed to create image file:/D:/SVN-Annette/IFU_MT/Sources/Projet_ong/trunk/graphics/device_identification_label_SN.svg of type null
which I think is caused by the online validation blocked by the company proxy).
As indicated in xep user documentation, I tried to set up a catalog to have XEP validate with a local DTD but to no avail.
Here is what I did:

1/ Copied svg10.dtd and svg11.dtd from Oxygen directory to C:\XML_DTD (Windows 7 OS).

2/ Downloaded xml-commons-resolver-1.2 (so resolver.jar is in C:\XML_DTD\xml-commons-resolver-1.2).

3/ Created a catalog file as follows (catalog.xml in C:\XML_DTD):

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!--<!DOCTYPE catalog
   PUBLIC "-//OASIS/DTD Entity Resolution XML Catalog V1.0//EN"
   "http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/entity/release/1.0/catalog.dtd"> -->
<catalog  xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:entity:xmlns:xml:catalog"> 
     <public
       publicId="-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" 
       uri="file:///c:/xml_dtd/svg11.dtd"/>
    <system
       systemId="http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd"   
       uri="file:///c:/xml_dtd/svg11.dtd"/>
</catalog>


4/ Created a properties file (CatalogManager.properties in C:\XML_DTD) as follows:
catalogs=C:/XML_DTD/catalog.xml

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relative-catalogs=yes
verbosity=4
prefer=system
static-catalog=yes
allow-oasis-xml-catalog-pi=yes


5/ Modified XEP batch script as follows:

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@echo off
rem   This batch file encapsulates a standard XEP call.

set CP=C:\XML_DTD\xml-commons-resolver-1.2;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\xep.jar;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\saxon6.5.5\saxon.jar;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\saxon6.5.5\saxon-xml-apis.jar;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\xt.jar

if x%OS%==xWindows_NT goto WINNT
"C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java" -Dcom.renderx.sax.entityresolver=org.apache.xml.resolver.tools.CatalogResolver \
-Dcom.renderx.jaxp.uriresolver=org.apache.resolver.tools.CatalogResolver \ -classpath "%CP%" com.renderx.xep.XSLDriver "-DCONFIG=C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\xep.xml" %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
goto END

:WINNT
"C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java" -classpath "%CP%" com.renderx.xep.XSLDriver "-DCONFIG=C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\xep.xml" %*

:END


set CP=

6/ Added system environment variable:

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CLASSPATH=C:\XML_DTD\xml-commons-resolver-1.2\resolver.jar;C:\XML_DTD\CatalogManager.properties

But it doesn't work, the transformation in Oxygen still fails. Any idea of what I'd have missed?
Thanks & regards,
(Also posting this question on Xep support email list and maybe Yahoo dita users group).
sorin_ristache
Posts: 4144

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:10 am

Hello,

annetteb wrote:As indicated in xep user documentation, I tried to set up a catalog to have XEP validate with a local DTD but to no avail.


I think this is the correct way of fixing the SVG validation error in a PDF transformation.

annetteb wrote:5/ Modified XEP batch script as follows:

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@echo off
rem   This batch file encapsulates a standard XEP call.

set CP=C:\XML_DTD\xml-commons-resolver-1.2;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\xep.jar;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\saxon6.5.5\saxon.jar;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\saxon6.5.5\saxon-xml-apis.jar;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\xt.jar

 .  .  .


Please add the C:\XML_DTD directory to the classpath and also make sure that resolver.jar is in the classpath:

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.  .  .

set CP=C:\XML_DTD\xml-commons-resolver-1.2\resolver.jar;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\xep.jar;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\saxon6.5.5\saxon.jar;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\saxon6.5.5\saxon-xml-apis.jar;C:\Program Files\RenderX\XEP\lib\xt.jar;C:\XML_DTD

.  .  .



annetteb wrote:6/ Added system environment variable:


I think this is ignored by the XEP batch process.
Regards,
Sorin

<oXygen/> XML Editor Support
annetteb
Posts: 20

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:55 pm

Hi Sorin,
Thanks for your reply.
I made the two changes you indicated but I still get the same error on transformation.

Regards,
Annette
sorin_ristache
Posts: 4144

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:17 pm

Hi Annette,

What DOCTYPE declaration does the device_identification_label_SN.svg image file contain? Is it like the following?

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<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd">


If yes the error coud have other cause than the DOCTYPE declaration in the SVG image file, which means it would be much better if you could send a small set of sample DITA XML files for reproducing the error: a sample DITA map file and the topics pulled into the map, including the SVG image file(s) but excluding the XEP processor files (xep.jar, xt.jar, xep.bat, etc).
Regards,
Sorin

<oXygen/> XML Editor Support
annetteb
Posts: 20

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:42 pm

The doctype is exactly the one you indicate.
I'll create a ZIP of my source files and send them to you.
Thanks,
Annette
sorin_ristache
Posts: 4144

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:46 pm

Please send them.

Incidentally what does the XEP support team think about this error? Do they have a nice quick solution for you?
Regards,
Sorin

<oXygen/> XML Editor Support
annetteb
Posts: 20

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:52 pm

I haven't heard from them yet.
Annette
sorin_ristache
Posts: 4144

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:29 pm

Hi Annette,

I confirm the error is in the device_identification_label_SN.svg image file. I still have some problems here with setting up the XML catalog for the XEP processor but I can give you a quick workaround for now: comment out the DOCTYPE declaration in the device_identification_label_SN.svg image file. I see that you already have the DOCTYPE declaration commented out in the other SVG files, so why not simply make device_identification_label_SN.svg consistent with the other image files? Like the following:

<!-- <!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd"> -->
Regards,
Sorin

<oXygen/> XML Editor Support
annetteb
Posts: 20

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:43 pm

Hi Sorin,
As you guessed we commented out the doctype declaration to be able to generate PDFs. However I'd like to be able to generate PDFs with "correct" SVG files (that is, with the doctype declaration).
First because it's the best way to make sure our SVG files are valid (conform to the DTD). Later in our process, some of these SVG files will be translated and I think the DTD validation is very useful to make sure no error is introduced during translation.
Also, the writer working on the SVG files seem to have issues to open the files in the graphic editor when the doctype is commented. So today, he edits the xml, adds the doctype declaration, opens the file in Illustrator, then re-edits the xml and comment out the declaration. That's really time consuming.
That's the reason why I'm trying to solve the issue at XEP level. I hope XEP support team will be able to help on this as well.
Regards,
Annette
Radu
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Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:48 am

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annetteb
Posts: 20

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:00 pm

Hi Radu,
Thanks for the answer, I haven't been able to test it yet but will keep you informed if it works (or not).
Regards,
Annette
annetteb
Posts: 20

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:51 pm

Hi Radu,
I tested your solution and it works! Thanks a lot for your help!

BTW: I have to tell you that my coworker just started to work with Oxygen editor and find it very very handy. There are so many small features that are very useful and make our life much simpler. :D

Best regards,
Annette
annetteb
Posts: 20

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:52 pm

Sorin, thanks a lot for your help as well!
GSejourne
Posts: 15

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Tue May 26, 2015 4:27 pm

Hi,

I'm having exactly the same problem as annetteb, and tried out the fix that was suggested on the yahoo group:
You'll find below the diff of what I changed in the build.xml file:

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diff --git a/demo/fo/build.xml b/demo/fo/build.xml
index 08cbcfe..1974b41 100644
--- a/demo/fo/build.xml
+++ b/demo/fo/build.xml
@@ -154,6 +152,8 @@ with those set forth herein.
     <path id="xep.class.path">
         <fileset dir="${xep.dir}/lib" includes="**/*.jar"/>
         <pathelement location="${fo.lib.dir}/fo.jar"/>
+        <pathelement location="${lib.dir}/saxon/saxon-xml-apis.jar"/>
+        <pathelement location="${lib.dir}/resolver.jar"/>
     </path>
 
     <target name="preview.topic.pdf">
@@ -416,6 +416,11 @@ with those set forth herein.
             <arg line='"${inputFile}" "${outputFile}" failOnError=${xep.failOnError}'/>
             <classpath refid="xep.class.path"/>
             <sysproperty key="com.renderx.xep.CONFIG" value="${xep.config.file}"/>
+           
+                       <!-- Add custom property to solve SVG dtd resolution-->
+                       <sysproperty key="com.renderx.sax.entityresolver" value="org.apache.xml.resolver.tools.CatalogResolver"/>
+                       <sysproperty key="xml.catalog.files" value="../../../catalog-dita.xml"/>


I didn't create a specific catalog file, but added the svg DTD to the existing catalog instead.

For now, I have commented out the doctype declaration in the svg files, but for the same reasons as Annetteb, I'd like to find a clean fix instead.

Thanks,

-Guillaume
sorin_ristache
Posts: 4144

Re: Issue with SVG DTD validation with XEP/Oxygen (Dita sour

Tue May 26, 2015 5:28 pm

GSejourne wrote:For now, I have commented out the doctype declaration in the svg files, but for the same reasons as Annetteb, I'd like to find a clean fix instead.


Adding the two sysproperty elements at the end of the ANT task that runs the XEP processor should be enough, since the resolver.jar is already in the classpath created by the Oxygen transformation.

GSejourne wrote:I didn't create a specific catalog file, but added the svg DTD to the existing catalog instead.


The second sysproperty element should point to an XML catalog file that resolves the DTD declaration in your SVG file.

GSejourne wrote:

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diff --git a/demo/fo/build.xml b/demo/fo/build.xml


Where is demo/fo/build.xml located more exactly? Is it the older PDF plugin in old versions of DITA-OT? In what Oxygen version do you get the error?
Regards,
Sorin

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