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   Re: Parser Behaviour (serious)

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 11:02:38 -0700

At 10:08 AM 4/2/00 -0700, Steve Muench wrote:
>It's unclear to me whether the standalone="yes"
>on the XML Declaration is supposed to be a signal
>to the processor that "it's ok *not* to go fetch
>the DTD because I promise that I *don't* have
>anything in there that will affect the information
>you need to pass to the program".

That's exactly what it's supposed to mean.

>This seems to tell me "it's ok to ignore the external DTD"
>for non-validating parsing purposes, but there might be
>something subtle in there I'm missing...

Nope, you got it. -T.

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