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   Re: IE5 and iso entities

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  • From: "John E. Simpson" <simpson@polaris.net>
  • To: Eric Hellman <eric@hellman.net>, "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@gate.sinica.edu.tw>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 19:38:20 -0500

At 04:05 PM 3/23/99 -0500, Eric Hellman wrote:
>So I ask the list again: has anyone, anywhere, gotten IE5 to read ISO
>entity tables, or we going to have to do entity substituion on the server

Yesterday on the XML-L list, John Robert Gardner (mailto:
jgardner@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu) announced a demo that does that (among other
things). His DTD is at:
The entitities declared all point to Rick's .pen files stored at James
Tauber's schema.net site. (A couple of the files had minor typos until last
week, but Rick has since cleaned them up.)

The demonstration is at:
and there's a discussion of concepts at:

As far as I know, JohnG is not actually referencing the entities anywhere
in the instance -- he included them in the DTD simply for completeness and
possible future use. Nevertheless, IE5 doesn't choke on their declarations.
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