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   RE: [xml-dev] How to spell "No PSVI" in XSLT 2.0 ?

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At 10:53 AM -0700 5/14/02, Evan Lenz wrote:

>No, this isn't right at all. Skipped entity references are simply invisible
>to the data model, i.e. lost, just like anything else that's not significant
>in the data model. This is a very important distinction. Otherwise, it would
>be impossible to use a non-validating parser with XSLT.

That's exactly what I'm claiming. It is impossible to use a 
non-validating parser with XSLT, or, more precisely, it is impossible 
to use a parser which does not read the DTD and resolve external 
entity references. Section 5.2 of the XPath spec clearly states:

Entity references to both internal and external entities are 
expanded. Character references are resolved.

There just isn't an option for leaving them out as you seem to want to do.

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