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Re: PEs in Default Attribute Values

Yes, Richard correctly pointed out that this test is valid.  It was reported
as an ambiguity in the first release of the test suite, was reviewed, and
came back to me from the working group is that the test was fine.  I
mistook that for indicating that the test should stay as originally
Ah, the wonders of e-mail...It has been noted and will be fixed in a
bug-fixed release.

Mary Brady
OASIS XML Conformance TC, Chair
NIST, Web Technologies

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Lugt" <roblugt@elcel.com>
To: "Jason Diamond" <jason@injektilo.org>; <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 5:44 AM
Subject: Re: PEs in Default Attribute Values

> Jason Diamond wrote:-
> > This one's tricky. Parameter entity references can only appear at the
> > top-level in the internal subset. This is actually a well-formedness
> > constraint so conformant XML processors would be required to report it
> an
> > error and not just silently pass it through as literal text.
> <snip/>
> > I suspect that the test is wrong if it expects any output at all since
> > should have stopped processing before encountering the document element.
> I too thought it was tricky, but Richard Tobin kindly pointed out[1] that
> the James Clark test is valid.  Richard quoted from XML 1.0 4.4 [2]:
> Reference in Attribute Value
>   as a reference within either the value of an attribute in a
>   start-tag, or a default value in an attribute declaration;
>   corresponds to the nonterminal AttValue.
> Regards
> Rob Lugt
> ElCel Technology
> [1] http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200105/msg00024.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#entproc
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