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   Re: Parser Behaviour (serious)

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  • From: "Liam R. E. Quin" <liamquin@interlog.com>
  • To: xml-dev@XML.ORG
  • Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 14:57:45 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 2 Apr 2000, Tim Bray wrote:
> Another option is
> you could implement a Public Identifier resolver, which is pretty easy
> even though there's not yet a standardized interoperable scheme for this.

Public identfiers don't help here --

    PUBLIC "anything you like"

You are still required to resolve the system identifier, and you can't.

The right answer is a URL resolver with a cache, like a web browser
with an "offline" mode.

I agree with David and Tim that the XML processor should have a
switch to turn off DTD processing, and do *not* agree that we
need a more complex specification for this.

XML has already got well out of hand in terms of complexity.


Liam Quin, Barefoot Computing, Toronto;  The barefoot programmer
Ankh on irc.sorcery.net, http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/
co-author, The XML Specification Guide
forthcoming: The Open Source XML Database Toolkit

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