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Re: ERB Decisions of March 26th

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 12:03:17 -0800
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19970326120208.0098bd30@pop.intergate.bc.ca>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 11:57 AM 3/26/97 -0800, Terry Allen wrote:
>| Proposal: Well-formed XML docs are considered to have &lt;, &gt;, &apos;,
>|           &quot;, and &amp; predefined.  Valid XML docs must have them 
>|           declared *if* they use them; the spec will give a precise 
>|           definition of what the declaration must be.
>| 
>| Passed unanimously.  Outstanding item to get the declaration just right.
>
>Does this mean that a well formed XML doc that uses &apos; becomes
>invalid if a doctype declaration is added and &apos; is not 
>declared?

It doesn't "become" invalid; it never was valid, just well-formed.  
But yes; it doesn't become valid until all the necessary declarations
are in place. -Tim
Received on Wednesday, 26 March 1997 15:04:31 UTC

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