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   Re: DTD's in external Entities?

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  • From: Binesh Bannerjee <binesh@hex21.com>
  • To: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 13:29:48 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 26 Aug 1999, David Brownell wrote:

> External entities may not have DTDs.  They also may not have
> standalone='...'" attributes in their text declarations.  In
> both cases, the XML spec requires fatal errors to be reported;
> unless, that is, you've got a non-validating processor which
> isn't reading the external entity!
> If you find an "XML" processor which supports the nesting that
> you're trying, return it to the vendor for a full refund ... ;-)

OK... But, then how _do_ you go about including another document
inside your own? Or can a valid document _not_ include another
valid document? Must I create invalid document fragments and
separate DTD's if I just want to blend them all into a single 

(Since the absence of a DTD makes a doc not valid, right?)


> - Dave

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