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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: xpath1() scheme for XPointer

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Tim Bray scripsit:

> Er uh you sure John?  I betcha most parsers accept it.  The XML Spec 
> never did a good job of making up its mind whether it was defining the 
> pre-entity-expansion or post-entity-expansion infoset.  The correct 
> solution is of course to discard all entities except numeric character 
> references, cf XML-SW. -Tim

The BNF is post-*parameter*-entity-expansion, for the most part, but
*general* entity references can only appear in content and attribute
values, not at the top level.

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