From: Andy Heninger (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jul 14 2005 - 01:13:47 CDT
Gregg Reynolds wrote:
> an XML parser will
> first *replace* character entities, before passing the data to the
> consuming application. When that happens in relation to parsing (i.e.
> checking for well-formedness) is implementation-dependent,
It's implementation dependent only because so many implementations get
it wrong. XML's rules for entity replacement and construction of the
text to be delivered by a parser to the application are astoundingly,
mind bogglingly complicated. SGML heritage is largely to blame, I've
for the official story.
> if I'm not
> mistaken. I find the XML spec a little fuzzy on that point (I can't
> wait for the English translation); it talks about at least < and some
> other char entities being "escaped".
-- -- Andy Heninger firstname.lastname@example.org
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