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RE: [xml-dev] Problems parsing a weird entity

> Recently we've been tasked to process several thousand xml 
> files that we can't modify, and in the process of parsing 
> them with sax it seems it has an invalid entity  . It 
> seems we keep getting an exception from this in all files.
> Is there anyway to get around this without modifying the 
> files? We are using java 1.4.2's stanadard SAX api to parse the files.

Your files aren't well-formed XML 1.0 documents, and you won't be able to
process them with an XML 1.0 parser unless you first convert them to XML

However, it's possible from the information given that the files are
well-formed XML 1.1 documents - one would need to know more details.

Michael Kay

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