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From Clinton Begin <clinton.be...@gmail.com>
Subject ibatis.com and DTD hosting
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2005 20:16:55 GMT
Hi everyone.

The following mostly affects users of the Java version of iBATIS, but it's 
always nice to keep our C# friends in the loop.

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that iBATIS is very popular 
and in August we served up over 1,000,000 of the sql-map-2.dtd. Most 
versions of iBATIS actually resolve the DTD from the JAR file, so most of 
these hits are likely from IDEs and other tools/parsers that are making use 
of the DTD. 

The bad news is that this is unfortunately starting to cost me money in 
bandwith overcharges. :-)

Therefore this is a perfect opportunity to change. This will be a three step 

1) If you haven't done so already, you should switch to use the DTD URLs 
found here http://ibatis.apache.org/dtd/ (i.e. NOT the ones at

2) If you haven't done so already, you should upgrade your iBATIS version to 
the latest, to ensure that your DTDs resolve from the JAR files.

3) The by November 30, 2005, the DTDs will cease to be available at 
ibatis.com <http://ibatis.com>, and will only be available from 

So let's celebrate our success by making the switch to using the DTDs hosted 
by Apache.

Of course if you see serious issue with this, please let me know.

Best regards,

Clinton Begin

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