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Q: are entities containing markup allowed in attribute values?

From: Rob Lugt <roblugt@bigfoot.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 17:13:49 +0100
Message-ID: <00d401c0289d$ecc25870$0400a8c0@scot>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Are entities containing mark-up allowed in attribute values? 

For example, is the following document well-formed?

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE message [
<!ENTITY greet "<greeting>Hi</greeting>">
]>
<!--Atribute value has an entity reference: &greet; which contains mark-up! -->
<message value="&greet;"/>

If not, can somebody point out where in the XML 1.0 spec this is mandated?

Many thanks
Rob Lugt
Elcel Technology
Received on Wednesday, 27 September 2000 12:13:44 GMT

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