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   Re: PARAMETER entities & WFness

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 15:04:48 -0400 (EDT)

Peter Jones scripsit:

> Since for well-formed but not valid docs I can't rely on external
> parameter entities to be read and included, is it true that
> parameter entities really only have one use for us in our
> well-formed-but-not-valid documents: to alter the order in which entity
> declarations are parsed?

Actually, that won't work either.  Parameter entities have no use
at all in documents that must be processed by minimally conformant

The good news is that almost all parsers actually do process external entity
references, both general and parameter.

John Cowan					cowan@ccil.org
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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