Hi there,

I'm trying to code a cookbook, I've done the XML for a recipe but am really struggling to get the correct DTD valid.

Any help would be MASSIVELY appreciated for a noob. Eventually the DTD and XML will have two recipes, hence why there is mention of recipetwo in the DTD.

I keep facing errors such as document element does not allow element 'ingredient' here.
Also error element "prep_ingredient" undefined.

Like I said, any help would be appreciated for a beginner. Thanks!!

This is the DTD so far followed by the XML
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE cookbook [
<!ELEMENT cookbook (frontcover+,body+)>
<!ELEMENT frontcover (title,byline,author)>
<!ELEMENT title (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT byline (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT author (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT body (recipeone+,recipetwo+)>
<!ENTITY PUBLISHER "Quadrille Publishing">
<!ENTITY COPYRIGHT "Copyright 2010 Quadrille Publishing">

<!ELEMENT recipeone (recipe_title,prep_time,cook_time,recipe_blurb,ingredients_list,ingredient*,quantity*,food_item*)>
<!ELEMENT recipe_title (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT prep_time (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT cook_time (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT recipe_blurb (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT ingredients_list (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT ingredient (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT quantity (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT food_item (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT method (prep_ingredient,step_one,step_two,step_three,step_four,step_five,step_six)>
<!ELEMENT step_one (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT step_two (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT step_three (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT step_four (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT step_five (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT step_six (#PCDATA)>
]>
<cookbook>


<frontcover>

<title> Alice's Cookbook </title>
<byline> "I love this book. I love everything about it: the recipes, the tone and, as importantly, Alice's warmth." </byline>
<author> Alice Hart </author>

</frontcover>

<body>
<recipeone>
<recipe_title> Honey's Raspberry Turnover </recipe_title>
<prep_time> Hands on Time: 15 mins </prep_time>
<cook_time> 20 mins </cook_time>
<recipe_blurb> Honey, my baker-extraordinaire, puff-pastry-making gradnmother, has been a dab hand with a turnover for as long as I can remember, churning out batches of apple, apricot or raspberry from a handsome blue Aga. Make sure you use all-butter puff pastry; it tastes better and has a much more wholesome ingredient
list. </recipe_blurb>

<ingredients_list>
<ingredient> flour, to dust </ingredient>
<ingredient> <quantity> 500g </quantity> of <food_item> all-butter puff pastry </food_item> </ingredient>
<ingredient> <quantity> 500g </quantity> of <food_item> fresh raspberries </food_item>
</ingredient>
<ingredient> <quantity> 125g </quantity> of <food_item> vanilla sugar or caster sugar
</food_item> </ingredient>
<ingredient> <quantity> 1 </quantity> of <food_item> free-range egg yolk </food_item>
mixed with <quantity> 1 tbsp </quantity> <food_item> milk </food_item> </ingredient>
</ingredients_list>


<method>
<prep_ingredient> Pastry </prep_ingredient>
<step_one> Flour surface. </step_one>
<step_two> Roll out pastry to form a 1/2 thick rectangle. </step_two>
<step_three> Straighten raggedy edges with a sharp knife. </step_three>
<step_four> Cut pastry into eight even squares of 15x15cm. </step_four>

<prep_ingredient> Raspberries </prep_ingredient>
<step_one> Place a pile of respberries in each square, slightly off centre. </step_one>
<step_two> Add a heaped teaspoon of sugar. </step_two>
<step_three> Using a pastrry brucsh, paint a little water around the edge and bring one
corner to meet its diaganol opposite. </step_three>
<step_four> Press the edges together firmly to seal using the tines of a fork.
</step_four>
<step_five> Repeat to make eight pastries. </step_five>
<step_six> Place pastries on a baking tray. </step_six>

<prep_ingredient> oven time </prep_ingredient>
<step_one> Preheat oven to 200 degrees/fan 190 degrees/gas mark 6. </step_one>
<step_two> Brush pastry with egg wash (yolk and milk mixture). </step_two>
<step_three> Sprinkle with a little more sugar. </step_three>
<step_four> Cut a small vent in the top of each to let the steam out. </step_four>
<step_five> Bake for 20 minutes, until exuberantly plump and golden. </step_five>
<step_six> Cool on a wire rack and serve warm. </step_six>

</method>
</recipeone>


</body>

</cookbook>