Commit d3dfb185 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris

* doc/misc/nxml-mode.texi (Introduction): New section.

This summarizes the still-relevant information from the standalone
nxml README fle, mistakenly removed in the initial import of nxml-mode.

and associated thread, also bug#7456.
parent f98a3c94
2010-11-23 Glenn Morris <>
James Clark <>
* nxml-mode.texi (Introduction): New section.
2010-11-10 Glenn Morris <>
* edt.texi: Remove information about Emacs 19.
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This manual documents nxml-mode, an Emacs major mode for editing
XML with RELAX NG support.
Copyright @copyright{} 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Copyright @copyright{} 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
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This manual is not yet complete.
* Introduction::
* Completion::
* Inserting end-tags::
* Paragraphs::
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* Limitations::
@end menu
@node Introduction
@chapter Introduction
nXML mode is an Emacs major-mode for editing XML documents. It supports
editing well-formed XML documents, and provides schema-sensitive editing
using RELAX NG Compact Syntax. To get started, visit a file containing an
XML document, and, if necessary, use @kbd{M-x nxml-mode} to switch to nXML
mode. By default, @code{auto-mode-alist} and @code{magic-fallback-alist}
put buffers in nXML mode if they have recognizable XML content or file
extensions. You may wish to customize the settings, for example to
recognize different file extensions.
Once in nXML mode, you can type @kbd{C-h m} for basic information on the
The @file{etc/nxml} directory in the Emacs distribution contains some data
files used by nXML mode, and includes two files (@file{test.valid.xml} and
@file{test.invalid.xml}) that provide examples of valid and invalid XML
To get validation and schema-sensitive editing, you need a RELAX NG Compact
Syntax (RNC) schema for your document (@pxref{Locating a schema}). The
@file{etc/schema} directory includes some schemas for popular document
types. See @url{} for more information on RELAX NG.
You can use the @samp{Trang} program from
@url{} to
automatically create RNC schemas. This program can:
@itemize @bullet
infer an RNC schema from an instance document;
convert a DTD to an RNC schema;
convert a RELAX NG XML syntax schema to an RNC schema.
@end itemize
@noindent To convert a RELAX NG XML syntax (@samp{.rng}) schema to a RNC
one, you can also use the XSLT stylesheet from
To convert a W3C XML Schema to an RNC schema, you need first to convert it
to RELAX NG XML syntax using Sun's RELAX NG converter tool @code{rngconv}
(built on top of MSV). See @url{}
and @url{}.
For historical discussions only, see the mailing list archives at
@url{}. Please make all new
discussions on the @samp{help-gnu-emacs} and @samp{emacs-devel} mailing
lists. Report any bugs with @kbd{M-x report-emacs-bug}.
@node Completion
@chapter Completion
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