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   Re: Parser Behaviour (serious)

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: 02 Apr 2000 06:43:57 -0400

Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk> writes:

> What's wrong? Ah! The parser is trying to resolve the URL for the DTD and
> since I'm offline (connections cost money over here) it can't. So the file
> I have created can only be processed as XML if:
> 	(a) I am connected online
> 	(b) the W3C maintain *** for all time *** a means of dereferencing either
> the FPI or the URL
> I can't believe this is what the community wants. It fooled me, and I've
> been working with XML for some time.

I agree.  I know that it's not a general-purpose solution or even a
particularly good one, but that's one of the reasons we provided the
EntityResolver in SAX1.  In SAX2, we have the
external-parameter-entities feature as well.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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