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Re: The furore over PUBLIC

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 12:40:09 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199704011740.MAA01484@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: gkholman@microstar.com (Ken Holman)
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
> Would this, then, be an infinitely recursable problem?  If the entity
> refers to the document itself, which contains an entity that refers to
> the document itself, which contains....

Only if you tried to include it, I guess.

> >If you put a really bogus system identifier in, then you
> >have an incorrect XML document, which is probably what you want in 
> >practice, but at least the XML spec does not "condone" such a thing.
> 
> Is this a check of well-formedness?

If an XML document is defined to be a document with URLs in particular 
places things that do not have URLs in those places are just not XML 
documents. That means that they are neither well-formed nor valid XML
documents.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Tuesday, 1 April 1997 12:40:13 EST

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