Re: [xsl] character entity references; saxon ie 6.0 differences

Subject: Re: [xsl] character entity references; saxon ie 6.0 differences
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 12:55:44 +0100
> An XSLT processor that does not resolve 
> external entity references is nonconformant.

the problem is what to XML parsers do if they don't read the specified
dtd but do see an entity. Most seem to generate an error, even though 
the XML spec says that that is not a well-formedness error.
Mozilla's XSLT engine for example never gets a chance to be conformant
or not in this situation as the XML parser barfs on the input document
before XSLT starts. (If there was a cast iron clause in some spec
somewhere that could be used to persuade mozilla that this was bad
behaviour that would be useful, but it seems to be a grey underspecified
area to me)


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