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[Bug 7007] New: WFC Entity Declared and standalone documents

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Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 14:40:41 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-7007-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: WFC Entity Declared and standalone documents
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Parser
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: scampa.giovanni@gmail.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

While validating an XML document, the violation of WFC Entity Declared (
http://www.w3.org/TR/xml/#wf-entdeclared ) is not reported if the entity is
declared in the external subset, even if the document is declared as

An example of this behaviour:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="uft-8" standalone="yes"?>
<!DOCTYPE test SYSTEM "http://example.org/test.dtd"><test>&test;</test>

where test.dtd contains:
<!ENTITY test "test content">
<!ELEMENT test (#PCDATA)*>

is considered valid by the markup validator, but it should be a Fatal Error
according to XML, because the document is not well-formed (and thus cannot be

(Tested using the version online at validator.w3.org)

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