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   Re: <!ENTITY amp "&38;">

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  • From: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
  • To: Chris Lovett <clovett@microsoft.com>, xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 17:28:56 GMT

> I was looking at the Shakespeare samples (shakespeare.1.10.xml) on
> http://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/sun-info/xml/eg/ and noticed that the file
> play.dtd contains the tag <!ENTITY amp "&#38;">

This is not entirely surprising, since that file is dated 31 Jan 98,
and the XML draft current at that time specified the declaration above!

IE 5 appears to be within its rights not to detect the error (in the
declaration, not the use, of the entity).  Section 4.6 says that amp
"must" be declared as "&#38;#38;", and violation of "must" is an "error"
which "may" be detected.

-- Richard

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