Unparsed entities in well-formed documents

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at classic.msn.com
Thu Jul 30 18:53:10 BST 1998

XML processors are supposed to notify applications when the name of an 
external unparsed entity occurs in an attribute of type ENTITY or ENTITIES.  
That works fine in a validating environment in which you actually have 
attribute declarations, but well-formed documents may not have that support.

Are well-formedness processors supposed to guess about this, or is it just up 
to the application to figure it out for itself and backtrack to the 
appropriate entity declaration? (That is, if it cares...)

Simon St.Laurent
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