RE: Which XML Processor is behaving correctly.
I believe parser A is correct and parser B is not. We currently do not handle this case correctly in the most recent versions of MSXML. The XML parser in the System.Xml namespace of the .NET Framework handles this correctly. -- PITHY WORDS OF WISDOM An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Doug Ransom [mailto:Doug.Ransom@p...] > Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 2:43 PM > To: Xml-Dev@Lists. Xml. Org (E-mail) > > I have one parser ("A") that loads the document inline below, > and one that does not (B); > > B returns an error message "Reference to undeclared > namespace prefix: 'xsl'. Error processing resource > 'file:///D:/junk/foo.xml'. Line 1, Position 43 " due to the > use of a namespace within an entity definition. > > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" ?> <!DOCTYPE > xsl:stylesheet [ > <!-- Namespaces --> > <!ENTITY xsl "http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"> > <!-- Match strings --> > <!ENTITY CopyAttsAndNodes > "<xsl:apply-templates select='node()|@*' />"> ]> > <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="&xsl;"> &CopyAttsAndNodes; > </xsl:stylesheet> > > Note the above sample is intended to be good xml, not > necessarily good xslt. I ripped it out of a working XSLT. > Note both parsers are capable of expanding internal entity > references -- only when the prefix is included above does B > run into problems. > > I am leaning towards believing parser A behaving correctly, > because the infoset is the tree created after the entity > references have been expanded; the entities in the DOCTYPE > section should be namespace unaware (i.e. just text). > > > > Doug Ransom > Interoperability Architect > Power Measurement > 2195 Keating X Road > Saanichton, BC, Canada V8M 2A5 > Tel: 1-(250) 652-7100 > E-Mail: <mailto:doug.ransom@p...> > Website: <http://www.pwrm.com/> > > ION(r) smart energy everywhere(tm) > > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org > <http://www.xml.org>, an initiative of OASIS > <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl> > >
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