XML Torture Test: Parsers Fail

Chris Olds colds at nwlink.com
Wed Apr 7 03:52:14 BST 1999

I'm not so sure that IE5 is wrong in reporting an error (when unreferenced
General Entities are DTD chunks).  The XML REC says (in 4.3.2 "Well-Formed
Parsed Entities")
"An external general parsed entity is well-formed if it matches the
production labeled extParsedEnt", which is an optional TextDecl [77]
followed by 'content' [43].  Non-validating processors are not required to
read external entities, but they are not forbidden to read them if they are
not referenced.

While I don't think this is necessarily the best choice, I think it is just
that - an implementation choice.

    What have I missed?


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