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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: DTD validation question for docbook under redhat

On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 02:57:48PM +0100, Tim Waugh wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 09:18:07AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >   no problem, xsltproc generated the HTML just fine, so i'm
> > curious, what's the algorithm for locating the proper DTD when
> > xslsproc goes to work?  as i read it, that program uses the
> > contents of the env var SGML_CATALOG_FILES, but that still
> > doesn't explain why there was no complaint about a non-existent
> > DTD file.
> I don't *think* that xsltproc validates, but I may be wrong.  There is
> xmllint for validation though.

That's correct, xsltproc does not validate.  It only uses
the DOCTYPE to resolve any entities it finds in the content.
I don't think Saxon validates either.

XSLT processors are designed to handle well-formed documents
in addition to valid documents.  So it really isn't their
job to determine if a document is valid.


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