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- From: "Simon North" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 09:29:30 +0000
This is mostly likely a RTFM question, but the XML FAQ says:
"No public identifiers in entity and notation declarations"
While the XML-lang says (page 22 in the dead tree version or see
http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-xml-lang#secA. for the
borrowed electrons version):
"No public identifiers in ENTITY, DOCTYPE, and NOTATION
but at the same time, XML-lang explicitly includes PUBLIC in the
production rule (Section 4.3.2, page 18 or see
has an example of an external entity declaration that *does* use a
I've also seen public identifiers used in DOCTYPE declarations for
XML, and I had understood that this was OK but should still be
supported by a SYSTEM identifier.
I had also heard/read somewhere that a resolution mechanism for
public identifiers was being worked on and that the restriction might
then go away.
Could someone please enlighten me on this?
Simon North - COSSAP Technical Writer, Synopsys
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