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From Albert Bruffaerts <>
Subject Re: Instructing TraxTransformer to do catalog resolution with document() function [Too mundane to be cared after?]
Date Mon, 15 Sep 2003 16:36:18 GMT

At 17:12 13/09/2003 +0200, Florian G. Haas wrote:
>My problem is, therefore: while the Generator used in the pipeline in 
>correctly does catalog resolution and uses the local copy of the DTD
>referenced as expected, the transformer fails to do so when accessing a
>document via document(). Is there any way to intruct the Transformer to use a
>catalog with document() calls?

Welcome to the club.

This seems to be an old bug, already reported to this mailing list in 2002 
(email thread started on Fri, 09 Aug 2002 12:55:24 -0700 by Ross Gardler) 
and reported again by me in 2003 (email on Mon, 01 Sep 2003 15:55:30 +0200, 
subject: "Re: Finding DTD when aggregating content using XSL (resolved or 

When you analyse the follow-up triggered by these emails, it seems that 
this bug raises not much interest. Another bug in the same functional area 
is the following: if the DTD declaration has no public identifier, the 
catalog-based resolution does not work either.

It seems that not too many Cocoon developers care any longer about so 
mundane matter... Bad luck for us!

Best regards,
Albert Bruffaerts

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