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

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Hi Micah,

On Mon, 2002-11-04 at 22:19, Micah Dubinko wrote:
> Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> >So no DTD is needed. If someone uses character entities in a document
> >being sent to a lightweight parser that didn't provide its own
> declarations,
> >it would be a WF error, as currently exists.
> Question: why is this currently a WF error, as opposed to a validity error?
> Are there any known cases of processing that *depends* on this being
> a WF error (and would thus be surprised if it someday became allowed)?

Isn't it the case for any processing that depends on this being an error
and uses a non validating parser (or tells a validating parser to skip

The next question is probably: if it's not an error, what is the parser
expected to send that will be understood by let's say a XSLT

Rendez-vous a Paris (Forum XML).
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
(W3C) XML Schema ISBN:0-596-00252-1 http://oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema


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