Marcos Placona
Marcos Placona
Developer evangelist at Twilio, GDE and in ❤️ with Open Source
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I’ve used this DTD generator tool a long time ago, but today I had to use it again, so I thought I should put an entry on my blog about it and keep it archived for future reference.

Download the file dtdgen.jar and copy it to your [java_installation]jrelibext (assuming it’s on your classpath)

Test to see if you can run java stuff by opening a command line and running: 


You should get some usage example text.


Testing Java Install


If you do, you’re ready to generate DTD’s.

Copy your XML file to the desired folder and run the following script:

java DTDGenerator “path_to_my_xml_file.xml”>”path_to_my_generated_dtd_file.dtd”

DTD Generator Command