SAX newbie Q : absolute DTD path in system id

Jim Sweeney jsweeney at
Thu Jan 27 02:09:43 GMT 2000

OK, when I have "file:///c:/xml/dtd/foo.dtd" as my system id, it works, but
using a standard dos path as a system id is valid with my editor and my XML
content repository and I understand this works with some parser/SAX
combinations.  Is the behavior I'm seeing unique to XP?

Thanks for your help!

Jim Sweeney

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Megginson [mailto:david at]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 8:49 AM
> To: Jim Sweeney
> Cc: 'xml-dev at'
> Subject: Re: SAX newbie Q : absolute DTD path in system id
> Jim Sweeney <jsweeney at> writes:
> > Yes, the DTD exists in the directory specified by an 
> absolute path such as: 
> > 
> > <!DOCTYPE foo SYSTEM "c:\xml\dtd\foo.dtd">
> What happens if you make that a proper URI, i.e.

or whatever Windows people do?

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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