Just thought I'd mention that it should already be possible to do this programmatically. The Catalog class has a parseCatalog(URL) method [1].

Thanks.

[1] http://xml.apache.org/commons/components/apidocs/resolver/org/apache/xml/resolver/Catalog.html#parseCatalog(java.net.URL)

Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com

E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org

Charles Dylan Shearer <dshearer@nekonya.info> wrote on 06/21/2008 09:32:43 AM:

> Currently, Resolver allows developers to use paths as values for the  
> property "catalogs" in CatalogManager.properties.  I was wondering how  
> you all felt about adding support for URLs in this property, so that  
> users could specify exactly how catalogs are to be located: for  
> example, "classpath:/com/package/catalog.xml" for catalogs on the  
> classpath or "file:///directory/catalog.xml" for catalogs on the  
> filesystem.
>
> I couldn't tell exactly from the documentation, but it seems that  
> Resolver currently interprets these paths as referring to the  
> filesystem.
>
> What does everyone think?
>
> Dylan