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Joe English scripsit:
> Of course there's probably some niggling technical issue
> that would make that unworkable; the document would be
> "invalid" unless the external subset also contained
> a suitable collection of <!ELEMENT...> and <!ATTLIST...>
> declarations, which will cause validating parsers to
> reject it.
Validating parsers can usually be made to shut up about invalidity.
> Non-validating parsers of course won't
> read the external subset.
*Some* non-validating parsers. There are plenty of NVPs that read
all external entities including the external subset.
> [ It's always bothered me that XML parsers are either
> "validating" or "non-validating". This should really
> be "DTD-aware" (with validation as an extra optional
> feature) and "DTD-unaware".
No conforming XML parser is completely DTD-unaware.
> Maybe this can be changed in XML 1.1, not that I would
> hold my breath. ]
My corporate data's a mess! John Cowan
It's all semi-structured, no less. http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
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