Why is this JC test not-wf?

Richard Tobin richard at cogsci.ed.ac.uk
Wed Mar 17 23:34:05 GMT 1999

> I wanted to do this on XMLSOFTWARE where I wanted to have an attribute
> Updated="&date;" where date was an external entity changed daily by a cron
> job. Instead I just made it an element rather than an attribute.

If you *really wanted* to do it with an attribute, you could use an
external parameter entity in the definition of the internal entity

 <!ENTITY % date SYSTEM "date">
 <!ENTITY date "%date;">

This would have to be in the external subset.

-- Richard

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