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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Sun Resolver classes released


Briefly, what additional functionality do the sun resolver classes add
to the arbortext classes you released last April (and Zirka's Saxon

Here're my guesses:

- support for OASIS XML Catalogs
- easier hooks for Xalan
- direct support for XP, independent of XT 

What have I missed?

I plan to package the classes for debian, though it looks like they'll
have to go into the nonfree section.

BTW, sorry I missed the O'Reilly conference, family health issues required me to be
elsewhere. Maybe next year...


On Wednesday, August 15, Norman Walsh wrote:
> If you're using Saxon with these classes, beware of the following
> problem: AElfred, Saxon's default XML parser, has a serious bug in
> recent Saxon releases; it calculates the base URI of external entities
> incorrectly.
> To avoid this problem, I suggest that you use Xerces or any other JAXP
> compliant parser, instead of AElfred. This can be accomplished with
> the following options *to java*:
>   # Force Saxon to use a decent parser (AElfred doesn't do PEs right)
>   DBFACTORY=org.apache.xerces.jaxp.DocumentBuilderFactoryImpl
>   SPFACTORY=org.apache.xerces.jaxp.SAXParserFactoryImpl
>   java -Djavax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory=$DBFACTORY \
>      -Djavax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory=$SPFACTORY \
>      << any other options you want to use: -cp, etc. >>
>      com.icl.saxon.StyleSheet \
>      << parameters to Saxon >>
> I have no idea how to do this if you're using InstantSaxon.
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm
> P.S. If you're using Windows and not UNIX, the relevant bits are the
> -D options to java, but you'll have to do the variable declarations
> with 'set' and use % instead of $, etc.
> -- 
> Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Those who in their youth did not
> http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | live in self-harmony, and who did
> Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | not gain the true treasures of
>                                    | life, are later like long-legged
>                                    | old herons standing sadly by a
>                                    | lake without fish.--The Dhammapada
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Mark Johnson
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