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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Docbook as forrest-plugin
Date Mon, 25 Oct 2004 15:24:41 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
>>David Crossley wrote:
>>>I am tempted to say that they would need to configure their
>>>plugin to point to their own installed resources. People who
>>>use DocBook as their source format would already have the
>>>DocBook DTDs and XSLs installed somewhere and be up-to-date
>>>for the particular version that they use.
>>This assumes that the author publisher of the Docbook files is also the 
>>author of them, which may not be the case.
>>I suppose if they are simply publishing them then there is no need to 
>>validate them, in which case there is no need to have the schemas. 
>>Therefore, if the plugin does not download the DTD's then the default 
>>behaviour should be to not validate. If the user turns on validation 
>>then they should be expected to download the DTD's and configure the 
>>plugin accordingly. We could even have the plugin auto download and 
>>install if the user does not do this configuration.
>>This seems like a nice compromise to me ;-)
> Not so. The DTDs must be available whether validating or not.
> If the document type declaration is present in the instance
> document, then the parser *must* resolve it and read it.

Oh well, lets get it working with manual install first. We can worry 
about automated install later.


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