[xep-support] Re: SVG graphic goes missing

From: Mark Giffin <mgiffin@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue Nov 16 2010 - 10:48:20 PST

Is there a recent W3C policy change to have its servers stop responding
to a DTD check from a parser?

On 11/16/2010 10:32 AM, Dave Pawson wrote:
> On 16 November 2010 17:57, Mark Giffin<mgiffin@earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Thanks Dave, yes I am going to be using XML catalogs more. But isn't it the
>> default when running XEP (or probably the Sax parser under XEP) for it to
>> try to access the URL in the SVG (or other W3C DTD)? If the W3C server no
>> longer responds to this default check, then this is a basic level of
>> broken-ness that would have to be fixed out of the box one way or another.
>> Not to pick on XEP, I think it's a good product. Other tools will be broken
>> by this as well.
>> Mark
> This has been happening with DTDs for years.
> The catalog resolver gets round this, by telling the parser
> to use the catalog, sort of indirection to get the DTD?
> You just redirect it to the DTD on your disk.


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