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Submitted By: Dave Cronin (davecronin)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Allow remote references to additional file configuration
When the Checkstyle configuration is defined as a Remote Configuration File over HTTP, for example with the Eclipse Checkstyle plugin, it cannot use a
SuppressionFilter file remotely. (The suppressions.xml file).
This appears to be due to the way that Checkstyle looks up the external SuppressionFilter file with a Java File object.
Allowing the Checkstyle configuration to be published on HTTP would be a great benefit to teams using a standard Checkstyle configuration. However, remote publishing would require that all additional files have a URL location, somewhat like an HTML page.