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Re: XML 1.0 Conformance Test Results

james anderson wrote:

> During conformance tests I observed that numerous test cases include
> system identifiers which are not valid URI references. Yet the documents
> are categorized as valid. The recommendation sets constraints on syntax
> and interpretation of those references which _are_ URI references, but
> this reader could find no stipulation, that those system literals which
> _are not_ valid URI references are thereby in error. 

They are not in error.  Section 4.2.2 as amended by erratum E4 makes
it clear that the XML processor is obliged to %-escape any characters
in a system identifier that are not URI-legal.

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