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- From: Richard Tobin <email@example.com>
- To: Peter Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 13:22:14 +0100 (BST)
> <!ENTITY example "<p>An ampersand (&#38;) may be escaped
> numerically (&#38;#38;) or with a general entity
> (&amp;).</p>" >
When the entity declaration is parsed, character entities are expanded
but general entities (including &) are not. (The table in section
4.4 is first place you should look in questions of this kind.)
So (as described in appendix D) the entity's value is
... (&) ... (&#38;) ... (&amp;) ...
When this is expanded in the instance, both character and general
entities are expanded (again, as specified in the table), producing
... (&) ... (&38;) ... (&) ...
in the text passed to the application.
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