IE5 and iso entities

Eric Hellman eric at
Tue Mar 23 21:03:41 GMT 1999

At 3:55 AM +1100 3/24/99, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> >>>A test document (a technical article describing blue semiconductor
>>>>if anyone cares) is at
>I have put the latest versions at
>under the resources page.
>When I looked at your DTD I got a load error too. But I notice that your
>version of ISOnum seems to be incomplete (at least, when I download it
>to here it ends with a <!--  which is not correct.)

So, I installed your latest pen files, but IE5 still gives screwy error

A name was started with an invalid character. Line 100, Position 19

<!ENTITY percnt "%" ><!--=percent sign-->

I replaced "%" with &#37; then I got:

The replacement text for a parameter entity must be properly nested with
parenthesized groups. Line 43, Position 9


I removed the entities for [,],{,},(,)

my new error was :

An invalid character was found inside an entity reference. Line 191,
Position 19

<!ENTITY nbsp   "&

The full text of this entry is
<!ENTITY nbsp   "&#160;" >

I tried changing it to
<!ENTITY nbsp   "&#xA0;" > and got the same error message.

So I ask the list again: has anyone, anywhere, gotten IE5 to read ISO
entity tables, or we going to have to do entity substituion on the server

Eric Hellman
Openly Informatics, Inc.           Tools for 21st Century Scholarly Publishing

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