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- Subject: Standalone and non-validating parsers-- clarification?
- From: Jeff Rafter <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 10:32:10 -0700
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I was wondering if I could get some clarification on this paragraph:
"Note that non-validating processors are not obligated to to read and
process entity declarations occurring in parameter entities or in the
external subset; *for such documents*, the rule that an entity must be
declared is a well-formedness constraint only if standalone='yes'."
My question is as follows-- if you have a non-validating processor which
is processing entity declarations occurring in PEs or the ExtSubset is
it also a violation of the WFC if it encounters an undeclared entity
ref even when standalone="no"?
I can't find a good way to make clear what I am asking-- I think my
expectation was that instead of "for such documents" it would read "for
such processors". There is an important distinction there and I think I
have just read it wrong so many times I can't get it straight.
Thanks again for any help... these is the last WFC area I have... of
course then I have to move on to VCs... : )