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Subject: Re: Possible Catalog Issues for DocBook 4/5: Missing 'www' in System Identifier?

Thomas Schraitle <tom_schr@web.de> writes:
> Well, I had always the (wrong?) impression, that the system identifier
> for the docbook.org domain contains a "www". Using a Web browser to
> access the URL is usually not a problem (as both URLs work, with and
> without "www"). However, an XML catalog resolver wants the *exact*
> string. If someone tries to use such a system identifier, he will get
> into problems.

I originally configured docbook.org such that www.docbook.org was a
redirect to docbook.org. But in the course of moving it to different
servers, that configuration has apparently been lost. I will try to
fix that.

> For example, oXygen 15 creates a DocBook file which contains the "www".


> However, they also use the above catalog file. I guess, this problem
> hasn't occured yet as all the XML tools try to find the public
> identifier first. Assuming there is a correct entry in the XML catalog,
> the system identifier never gets resolved (and doesn't need to).
> Is this ambiguous? I would say yes. Or at least confusing. 
> What would the experts recommend here?

I never intended the www to be used in the docbook.org domain.

I guess I recommend that you don't use it. :-)

                                        Be seeing you,

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http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | the greatest criminals look like
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | other men. The reason is that
                                   | *they are like other men in many
                                   | respects.*-- Hazlitt

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