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Re: XML files referencing DTDs via HTTP

On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 09:37:41PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Brian May]
> > This seems to be an increasing problem lately, do I need to submit a
> > seperate bug report for each package???

> > Referencing a DTD via HTTP won't work on computers with no Internet
> > connection, or require HTTP queries go via a proxy HTTP server.

> I believe XML processors are expected to keep a local map of URLs to
> local files, to avoid having to fetch the files from the net.  having
> the URLs in the document is _not_ a bug.  It is a design choice in
> XML.

It is nevertheless a misfeature of scrollkeeper that it spends so much
time trying to repeatedly download DTDs from non-functional URLs.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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