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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] DTD Versioning (Re: Should href be required on link)
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2002 09:16:23 GMT
On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 07:47:52PM +1100, David Crossley wrote:
> Jeff Turner wrote:
> > PUBLIC "-//APACHE//DTD Documentation//EN" "dtd/document-v11-3-1.dtd"
> > PUBLIC "-//APACHE//DTD Documentation V1//EN" "dtd/document-v11-3-1.dtd"
> > PUBLIC "-//APACHE//DTD Documentation V1.1//EN" "dtd/document-v11-3-1.dtd"
> > PUBLIC "-//APACHE//DTD Documentation V1.1.3//EN" "dtd/document-v11-3-1.dtd"
> > PUBLIC "-//APACHE//DTD Documentation V1.1.3.1//EN" "dtd/document-v11-3-1.dtd"
> Great idea to use the OASIS catalog to manage this.
> How do we cope when it gets cumbersome? How many
> dtd revisions do we keep track of in the catalog
> and in cvs.
> Again, catalogs to the rescue. We could have a main catalog
> to declare the recent identifiers, then a separate catalog
> for the old stuff. This second one would not be used by
> default Forrest, but would be available to them if they
> need it. We already provide ways to load other catalogs.

Good idea.

Might be best to wait for Steven to get back before trying this.. there
are some unresolved issues on how DTD changes are made.


> The secondary catalog could utilise Steven's idea of
> linking to for the systemIdentifiers.
> I know that we are using OASIS catalogs and entity resolver
> to avoid the dependency on a network connection to get the
> resource. However, these are way out-of-date DTDs that we
> are talking about. If users are concerned, then they can
> download a local copy of the old DTD and adjust their
> OASIS catalog.
> --David

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