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   Query about doc well-formedness

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  • From: Peter Jones <peterj@wrox.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev@ic.ac.uk'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 13:17:16 +0100

In my inexperience, can anyone help me with the following:

In the XML 1.0 spec there is a well-formedness constraint upon the
document which reads, "Each of the parsed entities which is referenced
directly or indirectly within the document is well-formed."

Does this mean
A) That a well-formed document can contain <!ENTITY...> declarations
without ceasing to be merely a well-formed doc and becoming a
validatable one?
B) Indeed, such declarations must be made within the base document for
any entity reference (not directly accessible as supplied with the
computer's OS) to avoid violating the well-formedness constraint?

Aid much appeciated,

Peter Jones
WebDev Technical Editor
Wrox Press
Wrox Press UK Ltd.
Tel 44 121 706 6826
Fax 44 121 706 2967

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