Dear W3C Validation Team,

I recently ran into the same error described here:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/2004Oct/0053.html

I'm curious to know why the validator doesn't support relative references in system identifiers.  In the thread, this is a perfectly valid identifier to an external DTD (assuming the XML file and DTD are in the same web directory), and specifying absolute references makes it harder to move my XML files to another directory or domain.  Please let me know.

Thanks,
J