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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MAISONNY Benoit [mailto:Benoit.MAISONNY@eurocontrol.int]
> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 5:09 AM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; 'email@example.com'
> Subject: [xml-dev] XHTML modularisation causes strange error
> with MSXML
> I wrote a DTD for a type of aeronautical document, using
> XHTML Modularisation. This worked fine until I tried to
> validate the DTD and sample documents with MSXML4 SP1 (and
> earlier). Needless to say they validate with Xerces and
> ElCel's xmlvalid (and even with XMLSpy, after adding a space
> into empty parameter entities).
> I found some messages on xml-dev and www-html related
> to MSXML in the context of XHTML m12n and 1.1, but I can't
> find any solution/workaround for the following error message
> (output by xmlint.exe, Microsoft's validator):
> A name was started with an invalid character.
> URL: file:///H:/eAIP/_dev/xhtml/eAIP/sample7-id.xml
> Line 00001: &&
> Pos 00002: -^
> As you can expect, that file begins with <?xml ... and not
> with && or whatever.
> A page on microsoft.com explains this can be caused by
> encoding issues, but it is not my case: I checked the files
> at byte level to be sure (they are UTF-8). It doesn't seem to
> be an OS issue neither (same on NT4 & win98).
> I suppose it's a bug in MSXML and I won't wait for MS to
> correct it for me
> So my question is rather: what causes this error? Is there a
> workaround? (I am not against a small change in the DTD that
> would magically please MSXML.) Should I give up XHTML m12n
> and instead adapt XHTML 1.0 extensively to suit my needs?
> (not that I want to!)
> Thanks for any help and sorry for cross-posting,
>  http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200106/msg00502.html
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002May/0036.html
Benoit MAISONNY firstname.lastname@example.org
eAIP development & support http://www.eurocontrol.int/ais/ahead/eaip
EUROCONTROL Aeronautical Information Management
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