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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: various copies of DTDs within Cocoon
Date Thu, 25 Apr 2002 06:48:55 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > OK. This is why i did not just rush in and rationalise Cocoon
> > CVS to have only one copy of DTDs to avoid confusion.
> > We need to discuss this issue.
> >
> > Perhaps it would be better to leave the two copies in their
> > respective places and just live with it until some future
> > technology takes over down the track.
> +1
> >  The trouble is that
> > there are even more DTD copies scattered across our CVS and
> > out-of-sync (e.g. webapp/samples/tutorial/ and webapp/tutorial/).
> :-/
> > Nicola, i expect you have probably needed to deal with
> > a similar issue in Centipede and Forrest. Any clues?
> Well, I removed at first the local DTDs, since to generate the docs I rely
> on the Forrest ones.
> But developers were getting *really* uneasy, and I was forced by evidence to
> put a copy back in there.
> I use Coocktop (free xml editor) and it uses AFAIK the path specified in the
> doctype, so I had the same problem.
> What we could do technically, is to keep the DTDs away from the
> documentation and reference from the docs to /that/ path.
> It's ugly, I know, but it seems like the only possible solution ATM; I had
> to do this also with XSL imports in other projects, and it seems like
> history repeating.

Let us leave things as they are for the moment. It is not broken,
so no need to fix it. We certainly do not want to discourage
anyone from editing xdocs :-)

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