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Prefix mapping

The catalog also allows URI prefixes to be mapped -- in this case, the portion of the abstract URI that is specified in the catalog will be replaced with the value specified in the catalog.

Example 1: The catalog maps TestData/ to

The abstract URIs TestData/1.jpg and TestData/2.jpg will then be translated as:

Prefix mapping allows an entire range of mappings to be specified with a single catalog entry.

Malcolm D. Hyman 2003-10-09