Why is this JC test not-wf?

roddey at us.ibm.com roddey at us.ibm.com
Wed Mar 17 23:55:01 GMT 1999

Yup, I'm an idiot. I was so obsessed about the other reasons why it might
not be valid, that I missed the obvious one. Its too bad he doesn't have a
listing of what he thinks is wrong with each file and why. That would save
some trouble for the mentally/chronologically challenged such as myself :-)


"James Tauber" <jtauber at jtauber.com> on 03/17/99 12:35:24 PM

To:   Dean Roddey/Cupertino/IBM, xml-dev at ic.ac.uk
Subject:  Re: Why is this JC test not-wf?

>So it defines an external entity 'e', which resolves to a file named
>which is an empty file. Then it references that entity as the value of the
>attribute 'a'. To me, that seems perfectly fine.

Attribute values cannot contain references to external entities. See the
in 3.1

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.

James Tauber / jtauber at jtauber.com / www.jtauber.com
Associate Researcher, Electronic Commerce Network
Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

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