a case in OASIS test suite

Richard Tobin richard at cogsci.ed.ac.uk
Fri Jan 28 14:21:18 GMT 2000

In article <037a01bf6990$a1a95720$80f5a8c0 at 246.ne.jp>,
Takuki Kamiya <kamiya at rp.open.cs.fujitsu.co.jp> wrote:
>E34 seems to conclude that it is now legitimately made to be a well-
>formedness constraint by saying that:
>"the Name given in the entity reference must match that in an entity
> declaration that does not occur within the external subset or a
> parameter entity."

Yes, I misread it.

This seems to mean that a non-validating parser that reads the
external subset even when standalone="yes" must perform a check
when expanding entities to see where they were declared.

What is the status of a document like this:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<!DOCTYPE foo [
<!ENTITY % pe "<!ENTITY e 'hello'>">

&e; refers to a declaration that occurs in a parameter entity, so it
is not well-formed.  Or did they mean "external parameter entity"?

There seems to be a typo in the Rationale for this erratum.  The
second sentence contrasts a processor that doesn't read the external
subset with one that (also) doesn't.

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