[erlang-questions] emerl_scan:file/1

Bertil Karlsson <>
Thu Feb 12 12:19:54 CET 2009

If the file is from the xmerl docs you need a motorcycles.dtd file as 
well, also available in the docs I guess.


prasantha kumara wrote:
> Hi all,
> I tried write an erlang programe to read a xml file. i wrote a xml 
> file and the dtd file.
> When i tried to compile the 
> {ParsResult,Misc}=xmerl_scan:file("motorcycles.xml").
> in erl prompt. it gives following errors.
> ** exception error: no case clause matching {error,enoent}
>      in function  xmerl_scan:fetch_DTD/2
>      in call from xmerl_scan:scan_doctype2/3
>      in call from xmerl_scan:scan_prolog/3
>      in call from xmerl_scan:scan_document/2
>      in call from xmerl_scan:file/2
> Can anybody tell me the reason of that exception?
> thanks
> prasantha
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