Getting the SystemID from DocType

Goyal, Sanjeev Sanjeev.Goyal at
Thu Oct 7 16:10:51 BST 1999


> > Also if I invoke getDoctype(), it return DocumentType 
> object which doesn't
> > have enough public method to get the system id for the 
> DocType of this
> > XmlDocument.
> I suggest you look at the source code and you'll see what's going on.
> That's a big part of why it's provided.

I have seen the source code for it. The implementation class
for (DocumentType interface) has private variables defined for systemId and
public Ids for external dtd subsets, that's why the systemId for DTD is
printed out (in DOCTYPE declaration) when I tried to write XML back from a
XmlDocument object. But there is no public method to access this systemId
(for external dtd subset) from DocumentType object, returned from
getDoctype() API on XmlDocument class. In my application I need to know this
systemId. If DocumentType is not the right object to get this systemId than
how do access this systemId ? Is it possible ?

Thanks in advance,

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