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Re: [xml-dev] XML external entity references

Hi Andrew,

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com> wrote:
> As far as I know, that will always fail... it fails at the lowest
> level in the parser, before you get chance to handle it.

I have so far also concluded the same.

> In the end I resorted to string processing the feed before parsing
> it.....

Incidentally, this solution also occurred to my mind :)

(although I guess you can argue that non-well-formed input
> means a non-xml solution)

I would not prefer pre-processing the string by adding DOCTYPE before
passing the string to the XML parser.

I think the ideal solution to this problem is, the original author of
the XML must add a DOCTYPE declaration, if any entity references are

Mukul Gandhi

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