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Re: [xml-dev] Entities contain XML tags?

On 04/08/2012 07:42, Dan Shelton wrote:
> Can entities themselves contain XML tags? I'm trying to write my own
> XML parser (for fun) and try to understand when entity expansion
> should be done - before tag parsing, after tag parsing or do entities
> only apply to text data?

yes but in XML (unlike SGML) each entity must be "well balanced" ie have 
matching end tag if it has a start tag.  Parameter entities have 
similar, but more exotic, restrictions.


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