[Mono-devel-list] Re: On Being Bug Compatible with .NET Framework

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Thu Jul 15 14:19:54 EDT 2004


 > "This is by design. We allow XML declaration in XML fragments because
 > of the encoding attribute. Otherwise the encoding information would
 > have to be transferred outside of the XML and manually set into
 > XmlParserContext."

Hmm, so the use case would be to parse external entity that is however
usually done in DTD parser (black box). I wonder if there is other
use cases that need this design. But it sounds rational, so I think
I'll fix this problem.

BTW MSDN documentation should be then fixed since it explains that
if XmlNodeType is Element then the contents must be:

"Any valid element content (for example, any combination of elements, 
comments, processing instructions, CDATA sections, text, and entity 

It also applies to ECMA 335 specification.

Atsushi Eno

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