Conformance in XML processors

James Clark jjc at
Mon Jan 19 03:48:33 GMT 1998

David Megginson wrote:

> I think that James would have to add "processing external text
> entities" to that list, since the PR labels them as "included if
> validating," implying that non-validating parsers need not include
> them.

Yes, you're right: the PR doesn't appear to require this. I am a bit
surprised.  I thought at one stage the spec said that the parser had to
be able to do this if requested by the application/user, and I would
expect this capability of any general purpose XML processor.


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