XML specs in XML.

Roger L. Costello costello at mitre.org
Tue Aug 3 13:36:26 BST 1999

Hi Folks,

Can an entity's replacement text contain an entity reference?  For

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE test [
<!ENTITY foo "foomeister">
<!ENTITY boo "it is a &foo;">

Note that the entity, boo, has in its replacement test a reference to an
entity, foo.  Is this legal? (Seems like it should be since the
replacement text is "parseable".)  I imagine the above XML to expand to:

    it is a foomeister

If this is legal, what XML parsers support it?  IE5 doesn't seem to.

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