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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: parameter entity for globalents.ent
Date Thu, 28 Oct 2004 10:32:09 GMT
Sean Wheller wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > I reckon that it is a good idea. We used to use
> > entities at various occasions in the past Forrest.
> > When the build was restructured we didn't need that
> > approach anymore. Your suggestion is a good use.
> >
> > Would it be better to use a Public Identifier
> > so that the catalog entity resolver can be used?
> Yes it can be part of the catalog. Providing that we specify a URI and not 
> just the filename. The later does not work, as far as I know, under the Java 
> Resolver.
> Where do you think is a good place to put the file and perhaps we should call 
> it something, any name suggestions?

Let me experiment with this. I will report back.

> > Would it be better to incorporate this into the
> > document-v* DTDs so that we don't need to declare
> > it in every xml instance.
> Yes the DocTypeDecl must declare it. If we use catalog then, we can point to 
> it using a ficticious URI. This is a level of abstraction that will enable us 
> to move it around in the future.
> The question is, will this feature be "internal" to the project, or will it 
> also be a feature across projects?

The catalog would make it universally available.
It is a project-based thing, though perhaps the
forrest core can have one too.

David Crossley

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