Partial DTDs (was: ModSAX: Proposed Core Features)

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Mar 12 22:20:46 GMT 1999

Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> I think 4 should read:
> 4) Read the document, the internal subset, the external subset, and all
> external entities except unparsed entities.

That's what I meant.

> I guess the question comes down to whether your interpretation of current
> practice is reason enough to combine the external subset and external
> entities in this situation.

Not only current practice, but the fact that there isn't even 
current *theory* for interpreting partial DTDs except for the
rules for reading just-the-internal-subset.

John Cowan		cowan at
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