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

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At 2:48 PM +0000 11/2/02, Anthony B. Coates wrote:

>If this seems pedantic, let me give a concrete example.  XSLT engines do not
>require XSLT scripts to be valid with respect to a DTD.  However, character
>entities are convenient to use in XSLT scripts, particularly when generating
>HTML.  If I stick a DOCTYPE like the above in my XSLT script, the standard
>command-line settings will mean that validation fails, and the transformation
>won't happen.  Now, the erudite readers of "xml-dev" know how to work around
>this, but the other 99% of the world doesn't know, and doesn't want to have to
>spend the time learning how.  I can't really go for solutions based on a
>slash-and-burn approach towards part-time XML/XSLT users.

Can you be more concrete? Which XSLT engines have this problem?

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