SAX2 RFD: LexicalHandler draft v.1.1

Don Park donpark at
Wed Mar 24 18:14:34 GMT 1999

>The problem is that even if you don't care about entity boundaries,
>the XML 1.0 REC requires reporting of any entities that are not
>expanded (in the case, for example, of a non-validating parser that
>hasn't read the declaration in the external DTD subset).  As a result,
>in a literal reading of the spec, a fully-conformant XML 1.0 API can
>*never* treat attribute values simply as strings.  SAX 1.0 does so,
>and no one has ever minded, but conformance is conformance...

The XML REC uses the word 'report' a lot but wisely does get into what
reporting means.  I think that as long as the information is available
on-demand through one mechanism or another, we can consider the reporting
requirement met.


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