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Re: Recursive entity reference "%ISOamsa" error

Subject: Re: Recursive entity reference "%ISOamsa" error
From: "Mark Peters" <flickrmeister@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 14:41:09 -0400
mark peters
Thanks for the feedback, Wendell. I'm working with DocBook XML output
from Adobe FrameMaker. When the default DOCTYPE declaration didn't
work, I tried the standard DocBook PUBLIC declaration. That didn't
work either (same error), so I manually translated all of my entity
references, one by one, applying the stylesheet after translating each
entity. Currently, my XML file contains no entities -- no
declarations, no entities in the document content. But I'm still
encountering the "Recursive entity reference "%ISOamsa" error.

I tried removing the DOCTYPE declaration from my XML document, with
the same result. So now I'm baffled. If my XSLT processor is
complaining because it can't parse my document with its entity
references -- but there *are* not entity references -- then something
else must be going on.

I appreciate your input. I'll keep at it.


On 7/13/06, Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Does your XML document contain a DOCTYPE declaration with a SYSTEM or
PUBLIC identifier?

This would refer to an external DTD subset, and your problem could be there.

It's certainly a problem in the declarations in some DTD somewhere.

Often these public entity sets include comments explaining how to
invoke them. It could be that in the ISOamsa file being called in,
the commenting markup has gotten lost somewhere, which would result
in the entity trying to invoke itself.

Strictly speaking, this is a parsing problem not an XSLT problem. No
XML parser should work on a file with declarations like that.


Mark Peters Senior Technical Writer Saba Software

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