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Re: Character Entities: An XML Core WG View

Re:  Character Entities: An XML Core WG View
jcowan@r... (John Cowan) writes:
>This is a subtle error in understanding XML.  It is simply not the case
>that a non-validating parser is free to completely ignore the internal
>DTD subset.  Certain parts of it, specifically ATTLIST declarations
>that provide defaults or non-CDATA attribute types, and internal ENTITY
>declarations, *must* be processed by all conforming XML parsers.

While it's certainly a MUST in XML 1.0, I have to say that it's a
serious nuisance to people writing lightweight parsers (which is why TAM
is the Tiny API for Markup, not the Tiny API for XML) and DTDs
combination of structural information and replacement content is a
fairly questionable choice as far as layering is concerned.

I can't say I expect XML 1.0 to change, and that may be all that the W3C
is concerned about, but I suspect there are a lot of developers who find
this solution to be a hack at best.

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether


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