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5. Special emacs commands

The previous section discusses how schema location files work to help emacs find the right schema for your file. If the default rules work for your case, you can proceed immediately to edit your file.

However, if you want to create a file that does not match any of the rules in the default schema location file, you have two choices.

When you create a new XML document file, if your file doesn't have one of the file suffixes that automatically triggers nxml-mode (such as .xml or .xsl), you can put emacs into nxml-mode manually with M-x nxml-mode.

Below are all the special keystrokes available in nxml-mode. As in the emacs reference guide, the prefix C- means control and M- meta (either combine with alt or prefix with esc).

Also, these terms have their usual emacs meanings: