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Re: Typo (?) in Well-formedness constraint: Entity Declared

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:36:08 +0000
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Cc: <xml-editor@w3.org>, <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bhb1ocfp3.fsf@calexico.inf.ed.ac.uk>
"Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com> writes:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Henry S. Thompson [mailto:ht@inf.ed.ac.uk]
>> Sent: Monday, 2011 November 28 7:28
>> To: xml-editor@w3.org
>> Subject: Typo (?) in Well-formedness constraint: Entity Declared
>> 
>> The second para. of this constraint [1] reads:
>> 
>>   Note that non-validating processors are not obligated to read and
>>   process entity declarations occurring in parameter entities or in
>>   the external subset; for such _documents_, the rule that an entity
>>   must be declared is a well-formedness constraint only if
>>   standalone='yes'.  [emphasis added]
>> 
>> Surely that should be "... for such _processors_, ..."
>
> I'm not sure.  How can there be a well-formedness constraint
> on a processor?  Well-formedness is a property of a document.

For sure, but it's enforced by processors.

> Perhaps "such documents" refers to "documents in which
> entity declarations occur in parameter entities or in
> the external subset".

I guess I was intending, and should therefore say more fully something
such as

 such processors must enforce the rule that an entity must be declared
 as a well-formedness constraint only if standalone='yes'.

ht
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