Bad entity usage?

John Cowan cowan at
Tue May 25 18:37:05 BST 1999

Philip Nye wrote:

> Help - I cannot make out what is wrong with this entity usage:

[example snipped]

> Microsoft IE5 gives an error:
> "Parameter entities cannot be used inside markup declarations in an
> internal subset."
> Is this true? I cannot find any such rule in the XML Rec standard.

See clause 2.8, the well-formedness constraint called "PEs in
Internal Subset".  IE5 is right and you are wrong, alas.

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