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Re: FWD: URL not reachable with xalan - http proxy server

/ Eric Richardson <> was heard to say:
| > This may be trying to retreive the DTD from the network based on the
| > doctype. Is that url reachable?
| > <!DOCTYPE book PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN"
| >          "";>
| >
| We confirmed that this won't work behind an HTTP proxy server. I don't

Even if you tell the Java VM to use a proxy? There are some -D options
for this purpose, but I no longer remember exactly what they are.

| There have been discussions about local dtds and catalog code etc. but
| now that I forced to figure out what to do I'm not sure. If we have a
| non-changing relative path as the stuff is coming out of cvs as a
| module; would that be a good option?

Catalog support would be a fine option.

| Couldn't figure out this but was able to do something like this but
| don't know if that will work on windows.
| <!DOCTYPE book PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN" 
| 	"../dtds/docbkx412/docbookx.dtd">

It should, if ../dtds/... will reach the DTD.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <>      | is significant that we are | called the 'information society'
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | -- not the thinking society, not
                                   | the deliberative society, not the
                                   | society of reason and
                                   | rationality.--Lloyd Morrisett

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