Re: [xsl] Entity references

Subject: Re: [xsl] Entity references
From: Michel Hendriksen <michel.hendriksen@xxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 13:16:38 +0100
Hi all,

Did some tests to no avail. To restate, I want to read an XML document
for which I have no DTD. I don't want to validate against the DTD, but
I do want to report errors on non-standard built in entity references
(like &eacute;).


If I have no DTD in the XML all is ok, references are reported
if I have a DTD in the XML and validate, its all ok. (when DTD available)
if i have DTD and don't validate/load external DTD, there are no
reports on entity references.

I can add an EntityResolver, but that can only redirect to an exisitng
DTD. When redirecting to an empty DTD I get messages on undefined
elements (it 'finds' a DTD but elements in the XML are not defined in

I tried adding a LexicalHandler and not validate (otherwise, see
above), but start-/endEntity is not called in that case.

So one option would be to have an 'open' DTD definition with something like


Which seems also not possible as all elements must be defined in the DTD.

Anything I overlooked or other ideas?
Otherwise giving up on this...

Michel Hendriksen

On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 4 January 2013 14:57, Michel Hendriksen <michel.hendriksen@xxxxx> wrote:
>> Ok makes sense.
>> What you are actually saying is that there is no way you can force
>> this to be an error, unless having a processor that would be willing
>> to do so?
> You could supply your own EntityResolver and catch it there, or a
> LexicalHandler, or have a look at 'Lexev' (
> and handle it in xslt.
> --
> Andrew Welch

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