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Re: C.4 Undeclared entities?



On Tue, 22 Oct 1996 12:39:17 -0400, gtn@ebt.com (Gavin Nicol) wrote:

>As a note on undelcared entities. I proposed a while back on this
>list that XML processors provide a fallback resolution mechanism: 
>namely that of trying to find an entity of the same same within
>a catalog etc., and if found, treat it as being declared.
>
>My prime motivation is that with this mechanism, it is easy to 
>use XML within realtime systems, and without it, close to
>impossible.
>
>It also seems to be intuitively correct.
>

If the entity is an SGML text entity, the declaration *must* be in the document
or else different systems will produce a different ESIS from the same document.
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