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RE: problems caused by DOCTYPE

Subject: RE: problems caused by DOCTYPE
From: "Passin, Tom" <tpassin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 16:07:22 -0400
doctype relative path
> From: Chris Loschen [mailto:closchen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 

> The SYSTEM keyword indicates a system pathname, so it needs 
> to represent where the DTD can actually be found -- XSLT is 
> just following the XML spec here. You can satisfy the requirement by:
> 1. having a copy of the DTD in the working directory as you 
> did 2. having the SYSTEM key represent an actual path to 
> where the DTD is, for example, H:\projects\dtd\mga.dtd or the 
> like -- however, beware because you're now stuck with a 
> particular file-naming convention, so your colleagues who use 
> a different OS like Linux would have to change the SYSTEM to 
> a filename they can read. 

I would add that it is OK to use a relative path for the location of the
DTD.  A relative path can be very useful, because someone else can get
your package to work by using the same relative directory structure, not
needed the exact same absolute path.


Tom P

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