Parsing unparsed external entities (was: Standalone documents ...)

Toby Speight tms at
Mon Apr 12 19:19:49 BST 1999

John> John Cowan <URL:mailto:cowan at>

0> In article <3712237C.18BE9009 at>,
0> John wrote:

John> Then you need an application framework capable of recursively
John> parsing unparsed entities using XML notation, which AFAIK does
John> not yet exist.

This is what (sgml-parse) is in DSSSL for.  Beware, though, that if the
XML concrete syntax is not your default[1], you need to make sure the
system identifier includes it.  In Jade, this is done with something
like (string-append "<osfile>xml.decl" filename), where filename is the
system identifier of the external entity - I don't trust myself to get
the syntax right for finding that!  (but it can be done)

[1] i.e. if you write your command lines as [tool] xml.decl mydoc.xml

If you're not tied to XML, you might want to use SGML and SUBDOC
instead (but I'm not sure how that's supported in the tools).

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