In message <[log in to unmask]
.edu>, "C. Perry Willett" <[log in to unmask]> writes
>I've gotten two messages in the past week reporting the same problem.
>People try to view the TEI-formatted files of the Victorian Women
>Writers Project, and Panorama reports that it cannot process the DTD.
>Everything works fine here at home; I've tried several different ways of
>viewing files, but I can't reproduce the problem, so I don't know what
>it might be.
>Could those of you with Panorama loaded attempt to view one of the texts
>at <URL http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/vwwp/> and let me know if it
>works? (And if it doesn't, could you let me know all the steps you
>took?) Many thanks,
I found the same problem: the PUBLIC identifier for the DTD is quoted as
"-//TEI//DTD TEI LITE 1.6//EN" and Panorama couldn't find it for me.
There is no problem setting up a site so users can use their Panorama
Free to read any SGML document from it, but the process is different
from setting up a local site. Essentially, you need to leave a
'catalog' and 'entityrc' file lying around in the same place as the
files themselves, so Panorama can request them from your server. The
documentation for Panorama Pro includes a section on how to set up your
documents for serving on the Web.
The catalog file should contain a reference mapping the PUBLIC
identifier of 'your' flavour of TEI Lite to a SYSTEM (file) name on your
What then happens is that Panorama Free asks for a catalog file from
your server, and having received it asks for the DTD. In a similar
vein, it will ask for the entityrc file and then retrieve a style sheet
and navigator, if you have them set one up for this DTD.
So none of these files need to be on the user's machine for them to view
your files in the way you would like them to be viewed.
Hope this helps.
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