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   XML and DTD pasring

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  • From: <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 11:37:45 -0400 (EDT)

Sung Nguyen writes:

 > With IBM Alpha Parser,  It is working fine with
 > both DTD and XML in the same files.  But, when I have
 > DTD in a separated file stored in a buffer - also the
 > XML file is stored in a buffer too. The parser doen't
 > provide the API to do that job.

I haven't tested the SAX support in XML4J recently, but if it supports
EntityResolvers correctly, you can simply make up a URI for the
external DTD, and then supply your own Reader for the buffer when you
see the URI.

For more information, see


It is possible to use entity resolvers in quite clever ways -- you can 
also pull information out of a database, request user input in a
dialog box, etc.  I wish that I could take credit for the idea, but I
think that the original suggestion came from James Clark.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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