Looks like our old digitalearth.gov site isn't doing so well, see [https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/GEOS-164" title="cannot access 'http://www.digitalearth.gov/wmt/xml/exception_1_1_0.dtd'" class="issue-link" data-issue-key="GEOS-164"><del>GEOS-164</del> and the emails on the list. That merely highlights, however, that we should not be relying on some random site on the internet, or even a really good site on the internet, because it can go down and cause weird time outs. Much better to have the server that created the document also serve the schemas it references. So each geoserver should have the dtds in wms/1.1.1, just like wfs/1.0.0. I've contemplating doing this before, but got lazy, as there was no pressing need, but it looks like it's time.
CodeHaus Comment From: cholmes - Time: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 03:02:13 -0500
<p>All but errors are now referenced locally. Error reporting needs to be redone if we want to do that, since the Request holds the info of where the url to report is. So if we change exception handling to also deal with the request made (which wouldn't be a bad thing) we can do this. Could do some nice reporting of 'you requested: ... and geoserver could not process your request due to: '</p>