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  • From: David Megginson <ak117@f...>
  • To: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@u...>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 10:43:48 -0500

Peter Murray-Rust writes:

 > I thought it would be a useful exercise to parse the XML version of the XML
 > PR, but I've run into minor problems. Using Netscape I downloaded the
 > version with TimBray's name and 3 December and have tried running it with
 > Lark and AElfred.
 > The first problem is that both throw errors because the DOCTYPE contains a
 > reference to "spec.dtd". No spec.dtd was available, so the only remedies are:
 > 	- edit out the reference to spec.dtd (i.e. use <!DOCTYPE spec [  )
 > 	- make a dummy spec.dtd
 > When I tried the first with AElfred it found an illegal character (-96),
 > which I take to be 160 (== nbsp). My edit was done with WordPad. Where did
 > this come from?  [Note that AElfred seems quite happy with Lark.xml - Tim's
 > documentation for lark in XML].

The XML source for the PR is encoded in ISO-8859-1 but has no encoding
declaration (so AElfred assumes UTF-8, and reports an encoding error,
though not very helpfully, when it finds an invalid UTF-8 sequence).
The WG is aware of the problem.

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117@f...
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins@m...

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