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Re: Validating HTML2.0

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: 08 Apr 2002 16:18:46 +0300
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1018271926.12384.14.camel@bobcat.ods.org>
On Mon, 2002-04-08 at 03:52, Terje Bless wrote:


> >I think that the DOCTYPE syntax requires specification of the URI
> >(quoted) of the DTD file following the name of the DTD.
> Nope. The URI following the FPI is really just a "System Identifier"; a
> system specific way to find the DTD in question when the FPI is not in the
> local catalog. Since we do have HTML 2.0 in our catalog, the SI would never
> get used.

But one should keep in mind that the system id is required in X(HT)ML,
the public id is not enough [1].  In earlier HTML versions the system id
is optional (IIRC).

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#sec-external-ent

Ville Skyttä
Received on Monday, 8 April 2002 09:19:27 UTC

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