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   Re: Yet another niggling XML syntax question

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 02 Mar 1999 09:38:22 -0500

David Brownell wrote:

> Right -- this would violate _validity_ constraints (but a nonvalidating
> parser should accept it just fine):
>         <!DOCTYPE Bubba [
>           <!ENTITY % Part1 "<!ELEMENT ">
>           <!ENTITY % Part2 " Bubba ANY>">
>           <!-- next is a validity error in both internal
>                  and external subsets -->
>           %Part1;%Part2;
>         ]>
>         <Bubba></Bubba>

It's not 100% clear to me whether the reference to Part2 violates
the WFC "PEs in Internal Subset", which states (inter alia) that
"parameter-entity references can occur only where markup
declarations can occur".  After "%Part1;" which resolves to
" <!ELEMENT  ", a markup declaration is in fact illegal (since
we are already inside one).

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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