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Bug in XML-Recommendation

From: Martin Kempa <kempa@ifis.mu-luebeck.de>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 14:04:50 +0100
Message-ID: <38296D72.D3298B33@ifis.mu-luebeck.de>
To: xml-editor@w3.org
To the authors of the
W3C Recommendation 10-February-1998,
Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0!

I write this message because I believe, that there is a real bug
in the XML specification V1.0 which isn't recognized in the
known errors list.

So far I understand the specification, there are no references of
parameter-entitys allowed in a choice, seq or mixed construct. Only
names are allowed which can't start with a #x25; character.

I believe that all your examples like:

<!ELEMENT %name.para; %content.para; >
<!ELEMENT dictionary-body (%div.mix; | %dict.mix;)*>
<!ELEMENT p (#PCDATA | %font; | %phrase; | %special; | %form;)* >

are wrong to the given specification.

May be my interpretation is wrong, because I can't believe that
such a bug isn't reported by now.

Martin Kempa
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Received on Wednesday, 10 November 1999 08:07:50 UTC

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