Use of '&' in element of XML Document

Paul Grosso pgrosso at
Wed Jul 28 01:48:48 BST 1999

At 00:37 1999 07 28 +0100, Richard Tobin wrote:
>... The solution is
>to use a "double-escape" in the definition, like this:
>     <!ENTITY amp "&#x0026;#x0026;">
>or equivalently
>     <!ENTITY amp "&#38;#38;">
>which is the "canonical" definition given in the XML spec.

I don't believe the first version is allowed despite your
claim that it is equivalent to the second.  I believe the
section 4.6 of the XML spec [1] requires that any declaration
of pre-defined entities to match *exactly* that shown in the
table therein.



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