[xml] Entities defined using other entities
- From: christophe barbe <cbarbe obj-sys com>
- To: xml gnome org
- Subject: [xml] Entities defined using other entities
- Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 12:55:27 -0500
I am trying to parse a document with entities using libxml2:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE schema [
<!ENTITY ent1 "abc">
<!ENTITY ent2 "&ent1;def">
It looks like libxml does not handle the fact that one entity is defined
in term of another.
Is it a legal use of entities?
Am I correct in assuming that libxml can not handle this use of
entities? I am not sure if the internal tree could handle it properly.
The original XML file is a schema included in the following IETF draft:
The entities are used, as macros, to define the regular expression for
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