Confused about & in entity literal
david-b at pacbell.net
Mon May 10 02:05:30 BST 1999
roddey at us.ibm.com wrote:
> Ok, I'm a little confused about the issues with & in entity literals. Here is
> one JC test:
> <!DOCTYPE doc [
> <!ELEMENT doc (#PCDATA)>
> <!ENTITY e "<![CDATA[&foo;]]>">
> In this one, there is definitely an ampersand in an entity literal which is not
> part of a numeric character reference or an intrinsic character reference. The
> spec does not seem to day "No raw & in an entity value unless its a numeric ref
> or intrinsic ref, or some other reference that's just left unexpanded", right?
> It just says that there can be no ampersands in an entity value unless its part
> of a numeric reference or an intrinsic reference.
Have a closer look at production 9:
 EntityValue ::=
'"' ([^%&"] | PEReference | Reference)* '"' |
"'" ([^%&'] | PEReference | Reference)* "'"
Which _does_ say that you can't have a raw '&' in an entity value etc.
That's what the excslusion syntax means.
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