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   Re: SAX and Attribute value of type ENTITY ?

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  • From: Patrice Bonhomme <Patrice.Bonhomme@loria.fr>
  • To: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 08:17:39 +0200

Thanks for your answer.

I said:
] If an Attribute value is of type ENTITY (<!ATTLIST foo docref ENTITY
] #IMPLIED> > ) what value should return a SAXDriver ? The entity or the
] value of the entity  > ? 

cowan@locke.ccil.org said:
] The name of the entity.  Remember that attributes of type ENTITY have
] values which are the names of *unparsed* (aka NDATA) entities. The
] whole point of such attributes is to be able to refer to unparsed
] entities at all; they have no *values* as such. 

Ok, so how can i get the corresponding ENTITY value within a SAX application ? 
And i think that the example i gave was not good because the XML Rec says : 
"No External Entity References In Attribute Values".

I said:
] <?xml version="1.0" ?> <!DOCTYPE foo [ <!ELEMENT foo (#PCDATA)>
] 'mydoc.xml'> ]> <foo docref="mydoc">blah</foo>

If the Entity 'mydoc' was not an External entity (let's say a simple internal 
entity, <!ENTITY mydoc 'mydoc.xml'>) what should return the SAX driver ? 
'mydoc' or 'mydoc.xml' ? Could i have something like this : <!ENTITY mydoc 
SYSTEM 'mydoc.xml' NDATA xml> ?

If SAX returns the name of the Entity, how could i handle entities within a 
SAX application ?

Thanks for any informations.


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