Re: public/catalog [was: Re: ERB Decisions of March 26th]
Last Wednesday, I posted a simplified rewrite of the XML catalog proposal.
In private email, Jon asked where does the processor find the XML catalog?
In response to my answer, Jon suggested I post it to the WG, so here
is a slightly excerpted version of my answer.
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From: email@example.com (Paul Grosso)
> From: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak)
> Where does the processor find the XML catalog?
I don't seem to see this as an issue that is necessarily tied to
either having PUBLIC in XML or to using a Catalog for PUBLIC ids.
So my answer is to say that's a separate question.
But, I gather from your question that you don't see it that way.
So my answer is to ask you another question: how will the processor
find the style sheet? If we can solve this problem, surely we can
figure out how to point to a catalog.
For example invent a PI such as James suggested for the stylesheet:
At 08:29 18/03/97 -0800, Jon Bosak wrote:
>| So allow the processing instructions.
>When we start downloading a DSSSL stylesheet from the server, I think
>that this is probably the method we'll try first. Of all the
>alternatives, I like James Clark's last suggestion best for initial
><?XML-stylesheet type="text/dsssl" href="foo.dsl"?>
So why not something like:
<?XML-catalog type="sgml-open-catalog" href="foo.soc"?>
Note that the MIME type "sgml-open-catalog" is *already* registered,
and the XML catalog would be a valid subset. Or, we could use a
subtype such as
or you could register
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