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From Brian Agnew <>
Subject Re: <xmlcatalog> query
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:34:58 GMT
Yes, that works nicely. Thanks!


On 04/08/2009 13:05, Kronus David wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> if a DTD does not have a public ID (you have to look at the DTD itself, there may be
one eventhough it is not used in the XML), it has just the system one and then this is immediately
the location of the file, how else would you refer to it? Another thing is a mapping of an
URL (which is the system ID in your XML) to a local copy of the referenced DTD, i.e. to a
local URL or filepath. This is probably what you want to do. But I don't think it is possible
to do this directly in an antfile using XMLCatalog element itself. You will probably have
to use Apache XML-commons resolver with an external catalog file such as OASIS XML Catalog.
Then in your antfile you will use something like:
> <xmlcatalog>
>    <catalogpath>
>      <pathelement location="xmlcatalog.xml"/>
>    </catalogpath>
> </xmlcatalog>
> And in the referenced external file xmlcatalog.xml you will have something like:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <!DOCTYPE catalog
>      PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD XML Catalogs V1.1//EN"
>      "oasis-xmlcatalog-1.1.dtd">
> <catalog
>      xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:entity:xmlns:xml:catalog">
>    <system
>        systemId=""
>        uri="w3c-xmlschema-1.0.dtd"/>
> </catalog>
> Which will then map all requests for the given http:// URL to a local file w3c-xmlschema-1.0.dtd.
> Hope that helps.
> David
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Agnew []
> Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 1:23 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject:<xmlcatalog>  query
> Hi -
> When using<xmlcatalog>  I have to specify the DTD public id, and the
> location. Now, if I have an XML with the following DOCTYPE definition
> <!DOCTYPE map SYSTEM "">
> This appears to have no public id (or is it implicit, somehow?). How do
> I reference a local copy of the above DTD using<xmlcatalog>  ?
> Thanks,
> Brian

Brian Agnew        
OOPS Consultancy Ltd
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