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- From: "Steve Muench" <SMUENCH@us.oracle.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: 25 Sep 98 05:15:23 -0700
If one were building a product which used XML to write out
metadata about things, what is the recommended approach
to referring to a product-specific DTD in your XML
document instances given the fact that:
1. A user will want to work on his files when
not plugged into the Internet.
I'm assuming this means that referring
to DTD by http://company.com/xyz.dtd is
not gonna cut the mustard.
2. A user can install that product into any
directory on his hard drive. In particular
the product-specific DTD file could land
up in the .\LIB subdirectory of an arbitrary
"install home" that the user picks at
Is there any way that I've missed in my read of the
XML spec which would allow a DTD to use a syntax like:
<!DOCTYPE TopLevelThingy SYSTEM "file:/&INSTALL_HOME;/lib/jbo.dtd">
Where the value of the environment variable INSTALL_HOME
would be setup by the installer?
Thanks for any ideas...
Steve | XML Technology | email@example.com
Muench | Evangelist | geocities.com/~smuench
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