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Re: [xml-dev] Why are erroneous ENTITY declarations not caught inXML validation?

On 23/10/2012 15:22, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> Read the spec [1], guys:
>    4.4.7 Bypassed
>      When a general entity reference appears in the EntityValue in an
>      entity declaration, it must be bypassed and left as is.
> ht
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#bypass

But a reasonable reader could assume that before bypassing the entity 
reference, you need to identify it and check that it is well-formed, 
which implies checking WFC: Entity Declared.

Presumably you're supposed to check that the name is a valid name. Does 
the grammar rule saying the name must be valid have a different status 
from the extra-grammatical rule saying it must resolve?

Michael Kay

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