Subject: Re: Emacs, psgml, fonts 'n stuff
To: None <>
From: Bob Bernstein <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/25/2001 14:06:04
Since one of the things I really hate is to find a question posted in an
email list archive, but not find the freakin' *answer* there because people
think they are saving bandwidth or something by answering via private email
or something:

On Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 07:57:17PM -0500, Bob Bernstein wrote:

> 1) Are not saved parsed DTDs (those *.ced files) supposed to be autoloaded
> when their respective .sgml files are loaded into the editor?

Duh Bob; rtfm. 

(setq sgml-auto-activate-dtd t)

> 2) I cannot get colorized font-lock-mode in sgml files.

It must be defined as a customization and you were spoiled by a Debian
package that contained such a thing. It looks something like this (thanks

--- snip ---

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; -*- Mode: Emacs-Lisp -*- ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;; example-customization.el ---
;; Author           : Manoj Srivastava ( )
;; Created On       : Wed Nov  5 12:56:18 1997
;; Created On Node  :
;; Last Modified By : Manoj Srivastava
;; Last Modified On : Wed Nov  5 12:56:57 1997
;; Last Machine Used:
;; Update Count     : 1
;; Status           : Unknown, Use with caution!
;; HISTORY          :
;; Description      :

(setq-default sgml-set-face t)
;; Faces.
(make-face 'sgml-comment-face)
(make-face 'sgml-doctype-face)
(make-face 'sgml-end-tag-face)
(make-face 'sgml-entity-face)
(make-face 'sgml-ignored-face)
(make-face 'sgml-ms-end-face)
(make-face 'sgml-ms-start-face)
(make-face 'sgml-pi-face)
(make-face 'sgml-sgml-face)
(make-face 'sgml-short-ref-face)
(make-face 'sgml-start-tag-face)

(set-face-foreground 'sgml-comment-face "dark green")
(set-face-foreground 'sgml-doctype-face "maroon")
(set-face-foreground 'sgml-end-tag-face "blue2")
(set-face-foreground 'sgml-entity-face "red2")
(set-face-foreground 'sgml-ignored-face "maroon")
(set-face-background 'sgml-ignored-face "gray90")
(set-face-foreground 'sgml-ms-end-face "maroon")
(set-face-foreground 'sgml-ms-start-face "maroon")
(set-face-foreground 'sgml-pi-face "maroon")
(set-face-foreground 'sgml-sgml-face "maroon")
(set-face-foreground 'sgml-short-ref-face "goldenrod")
(set-face-foreground 'sgml-start-tag-face "blue2")

(setq-default sgml-markup-faces
	      '((comment . sgml-comment-face)
		(doctype . sgml-doctype-face)
		(end-tag . sgml-end-tag-face)
		(entity . sgml-entity-face)
		(ignored . sgml-ignored-face)
		(ms-end . sgml-ms-end-face)
		(ms-start . sgml-ms-start-face)
		(pi . sgml-pi-face)
		(sgml . sgml-sgml-face)
		(short-ref . sgml-short-ref-face)
		(start-tag . sgml-start-tag-face)))

--- snip ---

> Caveat: For all I know at this stage of the game these are emacs/psgml
> specific problems and so this question is really OT;

Guilty as charged.

Bob Bernstein
Esmond, R.I., USA