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Re: Errors in MathML DTD

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 14:53:13 +0100
Message-Id: <200304191353.OAA05666@e3000>
To: nick@webthing.com
CC: www-math@w3.org, www-validator@w3.org

> Nope.  Fetching the MathML DTD + modules by HTTP is too big an overhead
> and will slow the server unacceptably.

OK (I thought that the files might be available locally to the validator
machine from the cvs repository sitting behind the w3.org web site,
but if you say not, I believe you)

> It would be more helpful if you could notify us whenever the DTDs are
> updated.

I can certainly do that.

> I guess the basic problem is we never expected DTDs to change without
> it showing in their PUBLIC and SYSTEM IDs,

If MathML changed (as between mathml 1 and 2 for example) both public
and system ids change, but if someone reports a problem with the dtd
then the idea is to fix the problem in situ so that existing documents 
benefit from the fix.

> I'm wondering what would be the implication of
> setting up a cron job to fetch the whole lot weekly or something?
It wouldn't do any harm, although normally this is a relatively rare
event, there were a few changes recently as part of the process of
preparing mathml 2,0 2nd edition we went back over the mathml comments
list archive and reviewed all the comments on the dtd.

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