Do I need to use a validating parser?

James Clark jjc at
Tue May 4 19:23:23 BST 1999

David Megginson wrote:
>  > Of those features, which does expat not do (and therefore I'll have
>  > to do in my application, or extend expat to do -- three cheers for
>  > open source!)?
> Expat does not validate the document or expand external text entities
> (including the external DTD subset, if any).

Expat can expand external general text entities.  It doesn't expand
external parameter entities or the external DTD subset.


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