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- From: Chris Lovett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: 'Jim Gindling' <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 11:34:33 -0800
if (sb.length() > 0)
is a bug and will be removed from next version, along with several other
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Gindling [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 1997 9:28 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Entity processing (was new msxml behaviour)
> Hi all,
> Could somebody post the result of parsing the files Tim Bray posted
> to spec since there seems to be some question as to whether or not
> msxml is
> doing it properly.
> Thanks in advance.
> On Wednesday, November 05, 1997 12:36 AM, Tim Bray
> > At 12:41 PM 05/11/97 +1300, Scott Cooper wrote:
> > >the new msxml contains this code ...
> > > if (sb.length() > 0)
> > > sb.append(' ');
> > >notice the appending of a space. is this appropriate?
> > Recent WG decisions require that parameter entity expansions
> > of entitity values) should be forced to match an even number tokens
> > simply by appending & prepending spaces to their expansion; I
> > hypothesize that this is what the msxml code is doing.
> > Of course, this can't be done when building the replacement text
> > of an internal text entity. To aid in sorting this, out, I attach
> > a couple of my test files; credit is due to Henry Thomson, Michael
> > Sperberg-McQueen, and likely others for helping cook these up.
> > I *think* that the behavior of Lark 0.97 on these is per the spec.
> > But it's there's enough hair on this set of problems that there's
> > lots of ways I could be wrong. -Tim << File: EntVal.xml >> << File:
> > EntVal2.xml >>
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