Syntax document nALFS v1.1.7

Vassili Dzuba vassilidzuba at
Fri Jun 20 10:01:37 PDT 2003


On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 11:29:56 -0500
James Robertson <jameswrobertson at> wrote:

> All,
> Has anyone begun work on a full featured syntax doc?  I am building a 
> custom profile using nALFS 1.1.7 on LFS CVS 20030603 (and going...).  I 
> have some sample profiles to look at and copy what was done, but I have 
> some questions on what all is available in the DTD and how to use them. 
>   I am surprised at how well I am doing so far seeing as how I am 
> nowhere close to good at XML.
> I also noticed that Vassili has an updated DTD that he is calling v3.1 
> as opposed to the v3.0 that is embedded in nALFS 1.1.7.  Is there much 
> difference between the two?  Is this change going to be integrated into 
> a newer version of nALFS?  Please remember that I am not an expert by 
> any means at XML, so these may seem to be stupid questions to some of 
> you.  I appologize in advance if this is the case.

Well, my site is not up to date concerning this point, as
nALFS 1.1.7 supports most of the DTD v3.1 (it changed <check> into <requires>
and added <utilizes>).
The <if> tag is not available in nALFS1.1.7 now, due to some problems 
with the patch i sumbitted.

There is a documentation at

> If no one is working on a doc, I can start hacking on one as I go and 
> figure stuff out.  Maybe something like a "Howto to build a nALFS 
> profile" instead of a simple raw syntax doc?

That could be usefull, my doc is only a syntax doc.

> Comments?
> Thanks
> -- 
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> James Robertson | jameswrobertson at
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> Reg. Linux User: #160424
> Reg. LFS User:   #6981
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