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Re: IE5 xmlns DTD attribute BUG was Re: Use of default names

Subject: Re: IE5 xmlns DTD attribute BUG was Re: Use of default namespace declaration
From: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 16:52:44 -0500
xmlns dtd
Clarification, the non-local DTD problem exists with the October release
version of MSXML3 (as well as the Sept version), and is not an issue of the
SYSTEM identifier starting with http://... as I stated below, but rather
when a <!DOCTYPE xxx PUBLIC "..." "yyy.dtd"> definition is present in a file
located at a non-local URL and the DTD is located in the same directory as
the XML file e.g. see:


(this browses fine when it and the collection of DTDs/module are downloaded
to a local directory).


> Joshua Allen wrote:
> > Hi Sebastian,
> >
> > I think this was lax conformance on part of the earlier parser, and has
> > since been tightened.  See
> > http://www.rpbourret.com/xml/NamespacesFAQ.htm#q7_2.
> >
> >
> Err... no. This is a BUG. Explicitly an xmlns attribute can be defaulted
> a DTD (see section 4.3 in the article you quote above.) This error message
> from IE5 is a non-conformance. See http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names
> Namespace Constraint: Prefix Declared if a question remains.
> Another BUG in IE5s handling of DTDs ... parsing of DTDs (using the Sept
> MSXML3) hangs the browser when the SYSTEM ID is a URI of the form
> but not when the same DTD file is located on the local disc. (This
> is not constant but reproducable across multiple installations and people
> multiple organizations ... i.e. I am not the only one having this
> Jonathan Borden
> The Open Healthcare Group
> http://www.openhealth.org
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