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   Re: Validating Entities (was Re: XML Torture Test: Parsers Fail)

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: "Richard L. Goerwitz" <richard@goon.stg.brown.edu>, David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 13:43:20 -0700

At 03:17 PM 4/7/99 -0400, Richard L. Goerwitz wrote:

I'm with David Megginson here - you really have to stand on one
leg and not think of the word "rhinocerous" to see the XML spec as
mandating the checking of unreferenced entities.  

>(Incidentally, does it bother anyone else that you can have valid docu-
>ments that aren't well-formed?  

No you can't.  It's not an XML document if it's not well-formed, and
validity is a property of XML documents. -Tim

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