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   Re: Questions on XML syntax and conformance issues

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  • From: richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Richard Tobin)
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: 9 Mar 2000 00:32:37 GMT

In article <XFMail.000308214413.morus.walter@gmx.de>,
Morus Walter <morus.walter@gmx.de> wrote:

>> It's invalid in SGML
>> because the result of expanding a character entity is treated as
>> character data and not as SPACE.

>So you would say, that `a&#32;b' should be invalid too?

As far as SGML goes, it seems to be valid (at least, nsgmls accepts
it; I don't have The Book here).  The point about it not matching SPACE
means that it doesn't get the normalise-to-" " applied to it, but
(unlike #10) it's " " already.

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