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

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> 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
> transformation?

I wouldn't propose adding entities to the Xpath dtata model (although it
would be useful sometimes) so if the document c=got as far as XSLT
processor with an undefined entity, it would die.

But if it were a well fored error you'd be able to put an (internal)
entity resolver into the pipeline after the WF parse and before the
XPath data model object was built.

This would be similar to ID attributes. XPath 1 says you have to have a
DTD to have id() work, but XPath 2 allows DTD-less use and ID defined in
a schema. It can do that as dropping teh dtd leaves teh document still
well formed and some other process can assert the necessary properties.


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