Skype Hacks - Missing Download (Config.XML table of tags)

In SKYPE HACKS, on page 126 it says: "You can download a more complete table of config.xml tags and their meanings from the book’s web site,

I am sorry to report that I cannot find it. Please point me right to it. NOTE: I have downloaded the extras and I am not able to find it in the download.

Please advise. Thanks.
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  • Hi Jeremy,

    Thank you for writing us about this, and I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I checked in with the author about this. Here's his response:

    Anything I posted as part of Skype Hacks will be woefully out of date. Skype has moved on quite a bit (even in terms of ownership).

    What you really want is the XML DTD for config.xml. When I was active with Skype -- and when Skype was a small company -- you could simply ask for it and more often than not they would give it to you. But now, I very much doubt that is the case -- an army of lawyers stand between you and it!

    The only sensible suggestion I can make would be to go to a Skype forum and ask people to send your their config.xml and from that piece together the overall structure of the DTD for the XML. But that would be tedious.

    It would be nice if this stuff was better documented, or if Skype were open source. Alas, neither is the case.

    Sorry, I wish I would be of more help. Good luck.

    All the best,

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