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From Igor Naumov <>
Subject Re: Cocoon config: chasing namespace URIs?
Date Sat, 17 Jun 2006 15:35:42 GMT
It might be possible  that your  application  is going to for 
some DTD (e.g. for XML/XHTML validation).
However I am not sure how to prevent this (or even if it make sense to 
avoid retrieving a DTD).


Fred Vos wrote:
> Hello Steve,
> On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 08:38:31PM -0400, Steve Burling wrote:
>> To make a long story short, the machine running the site has apparently 
>> lost the ability to contact  Of the half a dozen other machines 
>> on our network that I tested, all except the problem machine could contact 
>>, and aren't exhibiting any problems.
>> The only references to that site that I've found are in namespace 
>> definitions like these:
>> <?xml version="1.0"?>
>> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
>> 	xmlns:xsl=""
>> 	xmlns:c-insert=""
>> 	xmlns:xhtml="">
>> I'm not an XML expert; I just run the sites for the folks who are, but my 
>> limited understanding of namespace definitions leads me to believe that it 
>> is the *value* of the attribute, not what it points to, that matters, and 
>> in fact <> (for example) is just a 
>> simple web page that doesn't look like it'd be useful to an XSLT processor 
>> in any way.
>> So, the question:  *Is* Cocoon attempting to de-reference that URI?  And if 
>> so, is there a knob somewhere I can turn to make it stop?
> No. Namespace URI's are just strings. They do not have to point to an existing
> host or document. In the case of an xsl stylesheet, they must only match the
> namespace URI's for prefixes in the document you are processing. Since these
> URI's are strings, these must match perfect. I've once spent hours and hours
> searching for the cause of a problem, where an extra slash in one of the
> namespace URI's, made the match of URI's fail.
> My guess is that you cannot reach w3c because of some network problem, but
> that this network problem is causing errors somewhere else.
> Fred

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