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From Spark Shen <smallsmallor...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][html] Should we try to be binary compatible with Sun's bdtd?
Date Wed, 26 Jul 2006 03:33:39 GMT
Miguel Montes 写道:
> Hi:
> Working on the HTML parser, I found the following problem.
> The HTML parser can be parameterized by a DTD. The class
> javax.swing.text.html.parser.DTD has a method read(DataInputStream), that
> reads a DTD in binary format. AFAIK, there is no public specification of
> this format, and the recent contribution of the HTML component 
> (HARMONY-948)
> seems to use its own binary format.
> Although I don´t know if there are applications out there using this 
> method
> to load custom DTDs, the method is public, so I think we should be
> compatible with Sun. That is, we should be able to read Sun's bdtd, 
> and our
> bdtd should be readable by Sun's implementation.
Sounds reasonable.
> Am i missing something? Does anyone know if there is a specification? 
> Is it
> OK to reverse engineer the file "html32.bdtd"?

Spark Shen
China Software Development Lab, IBM

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