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   Re: Encoding dcl in external DTD subsets

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  • From: David.Brownell@Eng.Sun.COM (David Brownell)
  • To: murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp, xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 14:47:51 -0700

> From: MURATA Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
> Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 13:32:08 +0900
> David Brownell wrote:
> > 
> > That, and the way "<?xml ... encoding='...'?> isn't permitted in
> > DTDs, have made me wonder if there are any other litle nudges
> As you pointed out in your private mail to me, encoding declarations 
> in external DTD's are permitted.  You are right that the XML spec is 
> not clear enough.
> xp does support encoding declarations. 

That'd be the most current version; an earlier one didn't.  Some
other parsers (you _should_ know who you are :-) still don't.

I'm now persuaded that the spec does do what I thought it should do.
An earlier scan was less conclusive, particularly in conjunction
with several parsers that rejected such decls !!

- Dave

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