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XML 1.0 processors encountering version 1.x external entities

From: Dieter Köhler <d.k@philo.de>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:45:18 +0100
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In section 2.8 of "Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fifth Edition)" the note about an XML 1.0 processor that encounters a differently versioned 1.x document does not explain what the processor should do in case of external entities.  For clarification, I would suggest changing the paragraph 

"When an XML 1.0 processor encounters a document that specifies a 1.x version number other than '1.0', it will process it as a 1.0 document. This means that an XML 1.0 processor will accept 1.x documents provided they do not use any non-1.0 features."

into

"When an XML 1.0 processor encounters a document or external entity that specifies a 1.x version number other than '1.0', it will process it as a 1.0 document or external entity, respectively. This means that an XML 1.0 processor will accept 1.x documents or external entities provided they do not use any non-1.0 features."

Dieter Köhler



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