RE: [xsl] DTDs and offline processing

Subject: RE: [xsl] DTDs and offline processing
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 11:06:46 -0000
This is something that happens during XML parsing, not during XSLT
processing. Most XML parsers, if the document has a DOCTYPE, will try to
dereference it; and for XSLT processing this is pretty-well mandatory
because of the problem of entity references.

There are mechanisms (OASIS catalogs) that allow you to redirect the parser
to a local copy of the DTD, but you can't entirely avoid reading it except
by removing the reference to it.

Michael Kay 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Schutzer-Weissmann [mailto:trmsw@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 01 February 2005 10:23
> To: XSL
> Subject: [xsl] DTDs and offline processing
> I run into problems using Saxon on documents containing a DOCTYPE
> declaration because it tried to look up the DTD even when I'm offline.
> Is there a way to avoid this, short of removing the declaration?
> The other problem is that without the DTD, entities can't be 
> looked up,
> so  I get an error. From what I could see in the FAQs, the only way
> round that is to temporarily change &thing; into 
> [[AMP]]something_else;,
> with sed. Any alternatives?
> regards,
> Tom SW

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