sgmlnorm - normalize SGML documents
An SGML System Conforming to International Standard ISO 8879 -- Stan-
dard Generalized Markup Language
sgmlnorm [ -Cdemnv ] [ -bbctf ] [ -ccatalog ] [ -Ddir ] [ -iname ]
[ -wwarning ] sysid...
sgmlnorm prints on the standard output a normalized document instance
for the SGML document contained in the concatenation of the entities
with system identifiers sysid...
When the normalized instance is prefixed with the original SGML decla-
ration and prolog, it will have the same ESIS as the original SGML doc-
ument, with the following exceptions:
o The output of sgmlnorm does not protect against the recognition of
short reference delimiters, so any USEMAP declarations must be
removed from the DTD.
o The normalized instance will use the reference delimiters, even if
the original instance did not.
o If marked sections are included in the output using the -m option,
the reference reserved names will be used for the status keywords
even if the original instance did not.
o Any ESIS information relating to the SGML LINK feature will be lost.
The normalized instance will not use any markup minimization features
o Any attributes that were not specified in the original instance will
not be included in the normalized instance. (Current attributes will
o If the declared value of an attribute was a name token group, and a
value was specified that was the same as the name of the attribute,
then the attribute name and value indicator will be omitted. For
example, with HTML sgmlnorm would output <DL COMPACT> rather than <DL
-bbctf Use the BCTF name bctf for output. See nsgmls(1) for more
information about this option.
-cfile Use the catalog entry file file.
-C The filename... arguments specify catalog files rather than the
document entity. The document entity is specified by the first
DOCUMENT entry in the catalog files.
-d Output a document type declaration with the same external iden-
tifier as the input document, and with no internal declaration
subset. No check is performed that the document instance is
valid with respect to this DTD.
Search directory for files specified in system identifiers. Mul-
tiple -D options are allowed. See nsgmls(1) for more information
about this option.
-e Describe open entities in error messages.
-iname Pretend that <!ENTITY % name "INCLUDE"> occurs at the start of
the document type declaration subset in the SGML document
entity. Since repeated definitions of an entity are ignored,
this definition will take precedence over any other definitions
of this entity in the document type declaration. Multiple -i
options are allowed. If the SGML declaration replaces the
reserved name INCLUDE then the new reserved name will be the
replacement text of the entity. Typically the document type dec-
laration will contain <!ENTITY % name "IGNORE"> and will use
%name; in the status keyword specification of a marked section
declaration. In this case the effect of the option will be to
cause the marked section not to be ignored.
-m Output any marked sections that were in the input document
-n Output any comments that were in the input document instance.
-r Raw output. Don't perform any conversion on RSs and REs when
printing the entity. The entity would typically have the stor-
age manager attribute records=asis.
-v Print the version number.
-wtype Control warnings and errors according to type. See nsgmls(1)
for the allowed values of type.
James Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Conversion to DocBook and man page from original HTML documention by
Steve Cheng <email@example.com>.
SP 05 July 1999 SGMLNORM(1)
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