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RE: XML Public Indentifier
- From: Nicolas LEHUEN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: 'Rob Lugt' <email@example.com>,"'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 14:08:00 +0200
Should we coalesce this thread with the one about URN for namespaces ? Isn't
there a similarity between a DTD PUBLIC id and a namespace URN ?
>De : Rob Lugt [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Envoyé : mercredi 5 septembre 2001 12:26
>À : email@example.com
>Objet : Re: XML Public Indentifier
>Harden ZHU wrote
>> I have some XML docs as
>> <!DOCTYPE Catalog PUBLIC "-//PubCatalog"
>> I don't know how public indentifier works. Is
>"-//PubCatalog" a URI? And
>> How parser find it and work with it?
>The public identifier is not a URI, but it is a string that
>may be used by
>the XML parser to access the resource. The XML 1.0
>recommendation did not
>specify how public identifiers should be used with the result
>that many xml
>tools do not process them.
>However, this situation is now changing for the better. OASIS
>a specification for a standard XML Catalog that can be used by
>the parser to
>resolve public identifiers. The OASIS web-page  contains
>details of the
>specification as well as some tools that help you to use it.
>If you are
>using a Java SAX parser, then you will be interested in Normal
>Resolver Classes  that can be plugged into the popular java parsers.
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