Do I need to use a validating parser?
david-b at pacbell.net
Tue May 4 21:37:33 BST 1999
James Clark wrote:
> 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.
Expat also doesn't report "ignorable" whitespace as such, from
what I can tell (just recently started to look at it).
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