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Bug 7007 - WFC Entity Declared and standalone documents
Summary: WFC Entity Declared and standalone documents
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Parser (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: 0.8.6
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-06-09 14:40 UTC by Giovanni Campagna
Modified: 2010-03-02 18:58 UTC (History)
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Description Giovanni Campagna 2009-06-09 14:40:40 UTC
While validating an XML document, the violation of WFC Entity Declared ( ) is not reported if the entity is declared in the external subset, even if the document is declared as "standalone=yes".

An example of this behaviour:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="uft-8" standalone="yes"?>
<!DOCTYPE test SYSTEM ""><test>&test;</test>

where test.dtd contains:
<!ENTITY test "test content">
<!ELEMENT test (#PCDATA)*>

is considered valid by the markup validator, but it should be a Fatal Error according to XML, because the document is not well-formed (and thus cannot be valid).

(Tested using the version online at
Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2009-12-14 21:22:17 UTC
All undefined entity errors from XML::LibXML were explicitly filtered out to avoid noise because the XML::LibXML preprocessor does not currently load external DTDs in any case; the development version no longer filters them out for standalone documents.
Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2010-03-02 18:58:57 UTC
Fix included in 0.8.6.