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Re: Entity reference names

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 19:18:13 +0200
To: John Dunlop <jdunlop@cis.strath.ac.uk>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <3ee26e32.108003961@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* John Dunlop wrote:
>My somewhat pedantic dispute is with the error message displayed. 
>Although it doesn't belie the reason for the error, it seems that 
>there is a glitch. For an entity reference with the name "foo:bar", 
>the error message is:
>[...] cannot generate system identifier for general entity "foo

onsgmls uses the colon to separate between message fields, the validator
considers the colon in the message to indicate the end of the current
field and thus strips the colon (and whatever might be following it) off
the message.
Received on Saturday, 17 May 2003 13:18:29 UTC

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