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   re: DTD's

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev@ic.ac.uk'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 12:59:48 -0400 (EDT)

Robert Maher writes:

 > Can anyone tell me how to 'register' DTD's
 > where do you save them to so that when you write
 > <... SYSTEM "blah.dtd"> in your xml file it recognises it?

In XML, the system identifier is a URI.  If blah.dtd is in the same
directory as the top-level document entity (the XML file, in normal
talk), then the parser will probably find it.  In many cases, people
use absolute URIs like


So that the DTD can always be found from any machine, though that
might force a lot of HTTP GETs, depending on your redirection and
caching mechanisms.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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