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   Re: External DTD Grammar

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Aug 1998 11:27:21 -0400

Richard Tobin scripsit:
> > Replacement texts can't contain PE references (PE declarations can,
> > but the references are resolved at entity declaration time), so it isn't
> > even necessary to push back the replacement text onto the input stream.
> This is not true - references are expanded when the entity is declared,
> but that may produce text containing new entity references [by
> containing hidden %s]

Quite right; my mistake.  So "%foo;" is an eager PE reference, but
"&#37;foo;" within an entity value is a lazy PE reference (or
more accurately, a deferred-once reference).

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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