technical problem with XML dumps

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat Aug 14 14:01:55 UTC 2010

SignWriting List
August 14, 2010

Hello Olaf!
Thank you for this bug report ;-)

Steve is away on vacation but will be back next week. So we all will have to wait for his answer and help next week.

Meanwhile, welcome to the SignWriting List!

I am very happy to learn about your project, transferring signs in Polish Sign Language in the Polish SignPuddle dictionary, into your own Polish Wiktionary site:

When it comes to using the Export feature in SignPuddle 1.5, which is the current software online, that Export feature was designed to work with another program, called SignBank, which is a separate database program that needed to have the signs exported in a specific Steve called it "sbml" for "SignBank Markup Language"... just to explain the terminology ;-))

But since I am not a computer programmer we must wait for Steve -

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Val ;-)


On Aug 14, 2010, at 3:20 AM, Olaf Matyja wrote:

> I've got a technical problem concerning SignPuddle.
> When you obtain XML dump of the data from SignPuddle, the sbml.xml file
> starts with
> <!DOCTYPE sbml SYSTEM "">
> However, this DTD seems to contain only a comment, and my XML parser stops
> with an error.
> So I report a bug to the list.
> Best,
> Olaf Matyja


> On Aug 8, 2010, at 3:37 PM, Olaf Matyja wrote:
>> I really like the SignWriting idea. It's just wonderful. I am preparing for
>> building a dictionary of the Polish Sign Language, as a part of the Polish
>> Wiktionary (

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