Validating Entities (was Re: XML Torture Test: Parsers Fail)

Tim Bray tbray at
Wed Apr 7 22:44:00 BST 1999

At 03:17 PM 4/7/99 -0400, Richard L. Goerwitz wrote:

I'm with David Megginson here - you really have to stand on one
leg and not think of the word "rhinocerous" to see the XML spec as
mandating the checking of unreferenced entities.  

>(Incidentally, does it bother anyone else that you can have valid docu-
>ments that aren't well-formed?  

No you can't.  It's not an XML document if it's not well-formed, and
validity is a property of XML documents. -Tim

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