Using the XML Catalog
The eclipes WTP project provides support for using an XML Catalog based on the OASIS XML Catalog specification. An XML Catalog provides a user with some limited control over how references to other resources handled. So for example if a user has one or more XML documents that reference a DTD or XML Schema via a web address (e.g. http://www.example.org/foo.xsd) they can use the XML Catalog to map this address to their own local copy of this resource. This way 'catalog aware' tools won't need to go off to the internet to fetch the resource. There's several other ways an XML Catalog can be used as defined by the OASIS XML Catalog specification. If you're an eclipse plugin developer there's also some convenient extension points you can utilize to contribute to the XML Catalog settings.
Editing the XML Catalog Settings
The XML Catalog can be accessed through the preferences as follows...
1. Select “Window -> Preferences” to launch the Preferences dialog.
2. Expand the “Web and XML” heading and select “XML Catalog”.
TODO.. by Public ID by System ID
Registering XML Schemas
TODO.. by Namespace Name by Schema Location
- I've registered a DTD with a 'System ID' key of 'foo.dtd' and it doesn't work. Why not?
- I've registered an XML Schema with a 'Schema Location' key of 'foo.dtd' and it doesn't work. Why not?
- I've registered my DTD or XML Schema but eclipse is still going off to the internet to fetch a resource. Why?
- I've registered a XML Schema by namespace but XML files are still using the 'xsi:schemaLocation' value. Why?