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   Re: [xml-dev] The subsetting has begun

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
To: "Mike Champion" <mc@xegesis.org>; <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 8:58 AM

> The sin is in forbidding the document type declaration. If they 
> choose not to load any external entities, then that's blessed by XML. 
> However, this does not give them freedom to reject documents that 
> contain such things, or to drop out lexical features of XML such as 
> default attribute values and internal entities declared in the 
> internal DTD subset.

There is one reason that is valid, IMO, and that is to prevent
"a million laughs" attacks.



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