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   Re: Do I need to use a validating parser?

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  • From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 04 May 1999 11:29:23 -0700

James Clark wrote:
> David Megginson wrote:
> >  > Of those features, which does expat not do (and therefore I'll have
> >  > to do in my application, or extend expat to do -- three cheers for
> >  > open source!)?
> >
> > Expat does not validate the document or expand external text entities
> > (including the external DTD subset, if any).
> Expat can expand external general text entities.  It doesn't expand
> external parameter entities or the external DTD subset.

Expat also doesn't report "ignorable" whitespace as such, from
what I can tell (just recently started to look at it).

- Dave

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