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<h1 class="topictitle1">Validating DTDs</h1>
<div><p>Validating a DTD file lets you verify that it is well formed
and does not contain any errors.</p>
<div class="section"><p>The following instructions were written for the Resource
perspective, but they will also work in many other perspectives.</p>
validate a DTD, right-click the DTD in the Navigator view and click <span class="menucascade">
<span class="uicontrol">Validate</span></span>. A dialog opens, indicating
if the DTD file was successfully validated or not. If the file is
invalid, any errors will appear in the Problems view.</p>
<div class="section"><div class="note"><span class="notetitle">Note:</span> If you receive an error message indicating that the
Problems view is full, you can increase the number of error messages
allowed in the view. Click <span class="menucascade"><span class="uicontrol">Window</span>
&gt; <span class="uicontrol">Preferences</span></span> and select <span class="menucascade">
<span class="uicontrol">General</span> &gt; <span class="uicontrol">Markers</span>
</span>. On this preferences page you can increase or decrease
the number of visible items in the problems view. </div>
<p>You can
set up a project's properties so that different types of project resources
are automatically validated when you save them. Right click on the
project, click <span class="uicontrol">Properties</span>, and select <span class="uicontrol">Validation</span>.
Any validators you can run against your project will be listed
in the Validation page.</p>
<div><div class="relinfo"><strong>Related information</strong><br />
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