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   Re: ModSAX: Proposed Core Features

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  • From: Sean Mc Grath <digitome@iol.ie>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 19:58:38 +0000

At 02:47 PM 3/12/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Sean Mc Grath wrote:
>> In the former, the doc.dtd entity is part of the internal document
>> type declaration subset. In the latter it is part of the
>> external document type declaration subset.
>> So, if you have conditional sections in doc.dtd then they are
>> not the same.
>Not so.  The text of the WFC "PEs in Internal Subset" reads:
>So the internal subset's special restrictions on external PE
>references (and conditional sections) apply only to the text
>actually within the DOCTYPE declaration, not to external PEs
>that are referred to from there.
My point is that you cannot switch from:
	<!DOCTYPE foo SYSTEM "doc.dtd">
	<!DOCTYPE foo [
	<!ENTITY % dtd SYSTEM "doc.dtd">

and expect things to be exactly the same. if you have
conditional sections in doc.dtd, the latter is illegal.


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