Between raw and cooked II: Are? DTDs are just for validation

David Megginson david at
Thu Apr 1 21:07:25 BST 1999

Jonathan Borden writes:

 > Beyond requiring that external entities and default attributes be
 > expanded, is there a way to allow non- and validating parsers to
 > process the same XML documents in a functionally similar fashion,
 > that is, the same SAX events be fired or the same DOM tree be
 > constructed whether or not validation is employed?

I'm hoping to have that worked out in the new core SAX2 features.
AElfred is one good example of a non-validating parser that reads
external entities and the external DTD subset.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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