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Re: XML catalog draft

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 10:54:05 -0500
Message-ID: <32FF449D.2C92@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: lee@sq.com
CC: papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
lee@sq.com wrote:
> > Your proposal sounds okay to me, except for one thing:
> >
> > 1] if there is a processing instruction tht occurs before the DOCTYPE
> >     line of the form <?-XML-CATALOG "system-id"?> then that is the system
> >     identifier of the catalog and all other mechanisms are disregarded.
> >
> > Why can't this be a relative URL?
> It can if you like.  I didn't say it couldn't (I hope).

No, but you went into detail elsewhere about how to resolve a relative URL,
as if only if the direct pointer failed would you want to look for a 
relative URL. You even mention the RFC number (elsewhere). 

 Paul Prescod
Received on Monday, 10 February 1997 10:49:20 UTC

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