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RE: are entities containing markup allowed in attribute values?

From: Linda Wright <lwright@webmethods.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 09:44:33 -0500
To: "Rob Lugt" <roblugt@bigfoot.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBKHJOJMPDDJPFLOKFCEJFCBAA.lwright@webmethods.com>

This Oasis web page has links to several sites you can use to validate and
check the "well-formedness" of your XML...

  -----Original Message-----
  From: xml-dist-app-request@w3.org [mailto:xml-dist-app-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Rob Lugt
  Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 11:14 AM
  To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
  Subject: Q: are entities containing markup allowed in attribute values?

  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 12:43:19 UTC

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