This file contains entity definitions for commonly used URLs. These URLs are not likely to change, but that does happen on occasion. If that does occur, we update the definition in the mysql-urls.ent file and no edits to .xml files are necessary.

Sample of mysql-urls.ent content:

<!ENTITY base-url-docs "http://dev.mysql.com/doc/">
<!ENTITY base-url-downloads "http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/">
<!ENTITY base-url-refman "http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman">
<!ENTITY base-url-forum-list "http://forums.mysql.com/list.php">

The entity names begin with base because they are often used for the first part of a longer URL. For example, to refer to the changelog section of the online Reference Manual, write this:

<ulink url="&base-url-docs;mysql/en/news.html"/>

Which expands to this:

<ulink url="http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/news.html"/>