Encoding dcl in external DTD subsets
David.Brownell at Eng.Sun.COM
Thu Jun 11 23:49:05 BST 1998
> From: MURATA Makoto <murata at apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
> Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 13:32:08 +0900
> David Brownell wrote:
> > That, and the way "<?xml ... encoding='...'?> isn't permitted in
> > DTDs, have made me wonder if there are any other litle nudges
> As you pointed out in your private mail to me, encoding declarations
> in external DTD's are permitted. You are right that the XML spec is
> not clear enough.
> xp does support encoding declarations.
That'd be the most current version; an earlier one didn't. Some
other parsers (you _should_ know who you are :-) still don't.
I'm now persuaded that the spec does do what I thought it should do.
An earlier scan was less conclusive, particularly in conjunction
with several parsers that rejected such decls !!
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