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Re: XHTML character entity support

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 20:00:07 -0400
Message-ID: <4AECCF87.2070803@mit.edu>
To: Alexey Proskuryakov <ap@webkit.org>
CC: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 10/31/09 5:32 PM, Alexey Proskuryakov wrote:
> WebKit does not use a validating parser, but it does support XHTML named
> entities. I'm not quite sure about Firefox.

Likewise.  Firefox loads 
(which pretty much just defines the relevant named entities) when it 
detects certain doctypes.  See the table at 

Firefox can also load external DTDs if they satisfy certain constraints 
(e.g. being installed as part of the app itself).  See 

The DTD is only really used for ID attribute names and named entities; 
no validation is performed.

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