Re: XML spec and XSD
> I am really not sure, why entities are not allowed to be defined in > XSD. I believe, there is some design principle behind that, and also > the XML Schema WG must be aware about this issue I believe. essentially for the same reason that XSD should not be referenced from the xml spec. XSD (like Relax NG, XSLT etc) all work on the infoset produced by parsing an XML document, thus they require an XML parser to provide them input, to expand entities etc. DTD processing on the other hand does not work by taking an infoset as input but is instead a modified parser that reports validation outcomes. XSD can not define entities as it is too late in the chain. If the document uses entity references that are not defined to the parser then the document is in error (or not well formed if there is no external DTD reference at all). David ________________________________________________________________________ The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is: Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom. This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. ________________________________________________________________________
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