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   Re: parsing entity values

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  • From: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
  • To: "Chris Olds" <colds@nwlink.com>, "Richard Tobin" <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>, "Philip J Grabner" <grabner@interdim.com>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 00:43:40 GMT

> Actually, it's already a syntax error - Section 4.3.2 says that "An internal
> parsed general entity is well-formed if its replacement text matches
> <i>content</i>."

Actually that's not quite right.  The parsed entity is not
well-formed, but that doesn't affect the well-formedness of the
document unless the entity is referenced (section 2.1).

>  Do any of the available parsers indicate an error if &elt;
> is not used in the document?

Yes - the STG validator at http://www.stg.brown.edu/service/xmlvalid/

-- Richard

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