EAD2002 (DTD or XSD) universal validator
travis no longer tests python 2.5, but I think the library might work there.
pip install eadator
pip install git+git://github.com/eadhost/eadator.git
lxml and validation.
This utility performs a universial EAD2002 validation. It exits EXIT_SUCCESS (0) with no output if the file is a valid EAD2002. Relevent validation error messages are displaied and the scripts exits EXIT_FAILURE (1) if the file is not valid with respect to its intended type (XSD or DTD).
EAD2002 has a DTD version and an XSD version which are not compatible.
Firstly, they are in different namespaces. The DTD version is in
the default xml namespace, and the XSD version is in
urn:isbn:1-931666-22-9 -- this fact is used to determine if DTD
or XSD validation should be used for validation. There are other minor differences
in xlink namespaces and in the letter case of xlink attributes.
usage: eadator [-h] [--dtd DTD] [--xsd XSD] eadfile EAD validator positional arguments: eadfile EAD XML file to check optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --dtd DTD --xsd XSD
Comes with default
ead.xsd, but you can point at
your own copies on the local filesystem or at URLs on the web.
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