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   Re: Non-validating parser behavior

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  • From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
  • To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Dec 1998 10:11:59 +0700

Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> As has been discussed on this list previously (see
> http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/9808/0019.html), non-validating
> parsers are not required to load external DTD information (as discussed in
> section 4.4.3 and elsewhere in the spec.)  This was done, supposedly, to make
> it easier to display information gathered from the Web without making the user
> wait for external resources to be fetched before display or processing could
> begin.
> Are there any non-validating parsers that actually behave this way? 

Yes, expat never reads external DTD information (external DTD subsets or
external parameter references).


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