-----Original Message----- From: ewitness - Ben Fowler [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: February 11, 2002 1:31 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Entity references in FOP
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<reply> Your XML doc is well-formed but how can it be valid? That is what your XML editor is complaining about, and presumably you are running SAX with validation also. Certainly if you run a parse with no validation then there are no complaints (well, at least that is the case for me).
The entity references are a side issue. If you are going to use validation then you must describe the entire XML vocabulary, because that is the meaning of "valid". </reply>
That is all very much to the point. Thank you
If I could indpendently turn off validation, then I could have general entities without a DTD. In other words, general entities in a well formed document irrespective of validity.
I certainly understand that everything I have tried so far needs to be presented with a 'description of the entire XML grammar', and this is my sticking point.