ak117 at freenet.carleton.ca
Fri Jan 16 15:46:12 GMT 1998
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 at freenet.carleton.ca
Microstar Software Ltd. dmeggins at microstar.com
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