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   Re: [xml-dev] Character Entities: An XML Core WG View

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> Hmmm.... an idle thought suggests that non-validating parsers which
> don't retrieve external resources may actually have an advantage here,

yes that is the annoying thing about the current spec,


is a not well formed but

<!DOCTYPE SYSTEM "/dev/null">
is well formed but not valid.

If it was always well formed even without the pointless <!DOCTYPE things
would be a lot easier if you wanted to experiment with alternative
entity declaration mechanisms.


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