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Re: [xml-dev] Can't embed an ENTITY in a start tag?

Aside from getting the syntax right (e.g., a la David Carlisle), please *DO NOT* abuse styles this way. Don't embed them. Give the elements to be styled a class, or id if you must handle them individually, but don't style them within elements. That makes for a nightmare if someone wants to change the styling, and adds a lot of visual clutter that makes it harder to understand the markup if you have to read it.

You can specify a CSS stylesheet to be applied to the XML document, in a stylesheet processing instruction.


On 6/18/2015 1:10 PM, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
Hi Folks,

Here is an XML document:

<!DOCTYPE root [
       <!ENTITY   style-it   ' style="color:red; font-size:larger" '>
        <span  &style-it;>...</span>

When I check that for well-formedness, I get this error message:

   	SXXP0003: Error reported by XML parser:
	Element type "span" must be followed by
	either attribute specifications, ">" or "/>".

Why do I get that error message?

I want to specify CSS styling at the top of the XML document (and use it inside many span tags in the XML document). What's the right way to accomplish this?


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