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From Norman Walsh <...@nwalsh.com>
Subject Re: New resolver all checked in
Date Sun, 16 Feb 2003 17:05:57 GMT
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/ Brian Smith <brian-l-smith@uiowa.edu> was heard to say:
| Shane Curcuru/CAM/Lotus wrote:
|>> (b) The resolver library does not have any special support for
|>> resolving the public ID for the DTD for XML catalogs. Thus, if you
|>> don't put that DTD in your local personal system-wide catalog, the
|>> catalog resolver will attempt to retrieve the DTD from the OASIS
|>> website. Again, it is seems very difficult to override this in a
|>> client application. Probably the resolver library should include
|>> the OASIS XML Catalog DTD inside its
|>
|>>own JAR file and resolve this public ID specially.
|> Here I'm not so sure.  I'd defer to a larger array of cataloging
|> experts: in particular, does this DTD at OASIS change
|> ever/frequently?  If so, we
|
| It is my understanding that any changes to the DTD mean that a new
| System ID and Public ID must (should) be assigned. Also, if the DTD
| changes "silently" in any way that is semantically significant then
| the resolver library would likely no longer work with documents
| conforming to the new DTD anyway.

The DTD isn't going to change without new public and system IDs. In fact,
I don't think it's going to change.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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