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Re: Wrong Example at 'Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fifth Edition) - 4.6 Predefined Entities

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 16:46:27 +0100
To: WalkinRaven <walkinraven@gmail.com>
Cc: xml-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5baami5c4s.fsf@calexico.inf.ed.ac.uk>
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WalkinRaven writes:

> Hello,
>
> At here:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-xml-20081126/#sec-predefined-ent
>
> There is an example:
> <!ENTITY lt      "&#38;#60;">
> <!ENTITY gt      "&#62;">
> <!ENTITY amp     "&#38;#38;">
> <!ENTITY apos    "&#39;">
> <!ENTITY quot    "&#34;">

Those definitions are unchanged since the first edition.  They are
correct as given, because &#38; and &#60; must be expanded immediately
on being encountered, as explained at the top of that section.

<!ENTITY lt      "&#60;">
<!ENTITY amp     "&#38;">

Both of those  violate well-formedness conditions.  Have you tried them?

ht
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