Why is this JC test not-wf?

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Wed Mar 17 20:44:07 GMT 1999

At 12:22 PM 3/17/99 -0700, roddey at us.ibm.com wrote:
>Ok, so I'm running through the James Clark tests with my new parser and I
>don't exactly understand why not-wf\sa\081.xml is not well formed
>necessarily. Here is the text:
>   <!DOCTYPE doc [
>   <!ENTITY e SYSTEM "nul">
>   ]>
>   <doc a="&e;"></doc>

It's not WF because there is a specific prohibition against referring
to external entities in attribute values. -Tim

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