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   Re: XCatalog (now XMLCatalog)

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  • From: Eric Bohlman <ebohlman@netcom.com>
  • To: "Buss, Jason A" <jabuss@cessna.textron.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 11:39:09 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 4 Jun 1999, Buss, Jason A wrote:

> I am interested in seeing if any more work is being done with XCatalogs.
> I (being the SGML stalwart that I am) think that XCatalogs would be a very
> useful feature of XML.  I love using catalog files (and i'm not even a
> sadist).  It's saved my bootie a few times and keeps things pretty
> scalable...

I'm currently working on an XML::Catalog Perl module.  Can't say when it
will be done, though.

> I thought the idea of using sysIDs with publicIDs in the XML doc instance
> was kinda screwy...  Who's idea was that anyway?

I believe Tim addressed this in the Annotated XML Recommendation; I forget
the exact details.  Something to do with always having a fallback in case
a public ID couldn't be resolved, IIRC.

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