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Re: 3 basic XML questions on: non-determism, reserved symbols,and xml:lang
- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: "Roger L. Costello" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 12:29:05 -0400
Roger L. Costello wrote:
> However, my experience is that XML Parsers do not require >, ", or ' to
> be escaped. Can someone please clarify what are the "reserved"
> symbols? When do I need to escape >, ", and '?
& and < must be escaped in both character data and attribute values.
' must be escaped in an attribute value if the value is enclosed in 's.
" must be escaped in an attribute value if the value is enclosed in "s.
> must be escaped in character data if the last two characters are ]].
> However, I have found that
> whenever xml:lang is used on an element it must be declared in the DTD.
> How can it be "standard" if it has to be declared? I guess that
> "standard" does not mean "built-in"?
It is the meaning that is standardized. You must still declare the
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