IE5 and iso entities

John E. Simpson simpson at
Wed Mar 24 00:39:06 GMT 1999

At 04:05 PM 3/23/99 -0500, Eric Hellman wrote:
>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

Yesterday on the XML-L list, John Robert Gardner (mailto:
jgardner at announced a demo that does that (among other
things). His DTD is at:
The entitities declared all point to Rick's .pen files stored at James
Tauber's site. (A couple of the files had minor typos until last
week, but Rick has since cleaned them up.)

The demonstration is at:
and there's a discussion of concepts at:

As far as I know, JohnG is not actually referencing the entities anywhere
in the instance -- he included them in the DTD simply for completeness and
possible future use. Nevertheless, IE5 doesn't choke on their declarations.
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