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Re: More Conformance Test suite questions
- From: David Brownell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Gary Stephenson <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 09:10:44 -0700
> // pe01.ent
> This is not a legal parameter entity, because
> it does not match the "markupdecl" production.
> // end of pe01.ent
> My question is: Given that the reference to "bad-pe" is _not_ to be expanded
> (due to it's appearance in an attribute value), is a validator required to
> open and attempt to parse the malformed external entity "pe01.ent"? Obviously
> this test is predicated on an affirmative answer, but is it correct?
Go back and look closer at the test classification: "error", meaning
there's something strange about it that parsers are NOT required to
report. (Just like non-deterministic content models ...)
In this case, the test predates resolution of the PE-in-attributes issues
from the W3C process, and was intended to address text in the XML
spec referenced by that test metadata (in section 2.8). Likely a better
way to test that requirement would be to put the PE reference into
a conditional section that's not expanded.