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From d...@multitask.com.au
Subject Re: XML Catalog, DTDs and Schema stuff
Date Mon, 25 Mar 2002 06:15:30 GMT
"Steve Loughran" <steve_l@iseran.com> wrote on 24/03/2002 06:50:43 PM:

> 
> I have just been playing with XmlCatalog, and very nice it is too to be 
able
> to reuse references. However, we do now need the <xmlvalidate> task to 
add
> support for the datatype too, so that you can share the same dtd between
> validation and styling.

Sounds good.

> Also
> 
> 1. catalog files? That'd be nice to share stuff over projects. you could
> just have a big list of URIa and their local versions

Yep, sounds good to me.

> 2. resource loading with a <classpath> element? <xmlvalidate> can map a
> publicID to a resource, but only in the current classpath, so you have 
to
> have things like j2ee.jar in ant\lib.

Good idea.

> 3. (a followon issue) what do we need to do get XML Schema to work?
> 
> I think setting compiler="xerces" is enough to get schema based XML 
files to
> validate, but uri resolution is another matter.  When I run it the log 
goes
> 
> [xmlvalidate] Could not resolve ( publicId: , systemId: sample-file.xsd) 
to
> a local entity

I haven't looked @ XMLValidate enough to know if it does uri resolving.

> -Steve

While we're on this topic, do we want a core ant task to pre-req 
xml-commons' jar file?
--
dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting
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