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Re: turning on SGML mode


From: Perry Smith
Subject: Re: turning on SGML mode
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:26:16 -0500

I think the mode is buffer specific and if the file you are editing has a 
suffix that matches a well known suffix, that will trigger the major mode for 
that buffer.

Your command doesn’t specify a file to edit but I doubt if you are staying 
within the *scratch* buffer.

I think, one option is to replace the setq-default with just (sgml-mode) but, 
again, that will be just for the buffer that happens to be the current buffer 
when that gets executed.  I think you could also add an -f argument to your 
command line such as -f '(sgml-mode)'

All this to ask / say: what is an example file name of what you are editing or 
… do you actually just say within the *scratch* buffer?

> On Mar 12, 2020, at 4:01 PM, Ulrich Deiters <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I abuse Emacs for my typesetting, i.e., I use Emacs with the psgml
> extension to edit XML documents (where Emacs gives me context-dependent
> menus and automatic syntax checks), translate the XML file to LaTeX,
> and convert the outcome to PDF.
> 
> My XML file starts with
> 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "$ATXHOME/xml/book.dtd">
> <article>
>
> 
> and I invoke Emacs by
> 
> emacs -l $ATXHOME/interface/cfg_emacs.el -geometry +0+0
> 
> where cfg_emacs.el contains definitions of menu points etc.
> 
> My problem: Whenever I start Emacs, I need to enter
> 
>       ESC x sgml-mode
> 
> manually. I tried to add
> 
> (setq-default major-mode 'sgml-mode)
> 
> to the configuration file, but that does not turn on
> the SGML mode. What am I doing wrong?
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Ulrich
> 
> -- 
> Prof. i.R. Dr. Ulrich K. Deiters ______________________________________
> Institut f. Physikalische Chemie \ Greinstr. 4–6, D-50939 Köln
> Universitaet zu Köln   /\/\...    \ Tel. +49 (0)2232 932964
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