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Re: a case in OASIS test suite

  • From: richard@c... (Richard Tobin)
  • To: xml-dev@i...
  • Date: 28 Jan 2000 14:21:16 GMT

rationale suite
In article <037a01bf6990$a1a95720$80f5a8c0@2...>,
Takuki Kamiya <kamiya@r...> wrote:
>E34 seems to conclude that it is now legitimately made to be a well-
>formedness constraint by saying that:
>
>"the Name given in the entity reference must match that in an entity
> declaration that does not occur within the external subset or a
> parameter entity."

Yes, I misread it.

This seems to mean that a non-validating parser that reads the
external subset even when standalone="yes" must perform a check
when expanding entities to see where they were declared.

What is the status of a document like this:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<!DOCTYPE foo [
<!ENTITY % pe "<!ENTITY e 'hello'>">
%pe;
]>
<foo>&e;</foo>

&e; refers to a declaration that occurs in a parameter entity, so it
is not well-formed.  Or did they mean "external parameter entity"?

There seems to be a typo in the Rationale for this erratum.  The
second sentence contrasts a processor that doesn't read the external
subset with one that (also) doesn't.

-- Richard
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