Supplementary Files

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XMLTV comes with a mechanism to update fast changing supplementary files between releases.

The files are provided on a central webserver at http://supplement.xmltv.org. Convieniently the DTD is stored there too, even if it is not fast changing. This enables you to refer the DTD in exported XMLTV files.

Example: <!DOCTYPE tv SYSTEM "http://supplement.xmltv.org/xmltv.dtd">

Grabbers access supplementary files via the module XMLTV::Supplement(3pm) which takes care of fetching and caching.

Typical examples of supplementary files are mapping lists for channel ids, categories, etc.

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