ModSAX: Proposed Core Features

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Mar 12 22:17:42 GMT 1999

Sean Mc Grath wrote:

> My point is that you cannot switch from:
>         <!DOCTYPE foo SYSTEM "doc.dtd">
> to:
>         <!DOCTYPE foo [
>         <!ENTITY % dtd SYSTEM "doc.dtd">
>         %dtd;
>         ]>
> and expect things to be exactly the same. if you have
> conditional sections in doc.dtd, the latter is illegal.

I understand what you mean.  I believe you are not correct.
Conditional sections are allowed in external PEs referenced
from the internal subset, just not in the internal subset itself.

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