Why Doesn't IE5 use the DTD to Validate?
> > Section 5.1 of the recommendation says ... > > That suggests a non-validating processor can ignore the external subset... > The XML spec tries to enable compact XML processors by not requiring > that all XML processors have the ability to read the external subset. > In other words an XML processor can conform to the XML spec but be able > to correctly process (ie get the right tree for) only standalone XML > documents. Okay. > The XML spec is silent about what such a processor should do > when confronted by a non-standalone document. That's a problem (though perhaps it's purposefully silent because the *designers* were unclear ...). > However if an XML processor can process non-standalone documents, then > it should do so correctly, and that means it has to read the external > subset. It makes sense a processor in non-validating mode *should* try to process the external subset for non-standalone documents. It's understanding the spec that's the hard part, so thank you for clearing at least that point up... /Jelks XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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