[jdom-interest] Should this be parsable?

philip.nelson at omniresources.com philip.nelson at omniresources.com
Sun Apr 29 18:43:50 PDT 2001

No, it means it couldn't find the dtd ;-)

Even if you don't validate, the parser must read the dtd because there are
other things besides element and attribute declarations that could be there.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robbins, Malcolm [mailto:Malcolm.Robbins at compaq.com]
> Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 4:33 PM
> To: 'jdom-interest at jdom.org'
> Subject: [jdom-interest] Should this be parsable?
> Hi,
> rephrasing my question fo a few days ago should the following XML be
> parsable, if not validitable if the DTD cannot be found?
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <!DOCTYPE document SYSTEM "averyunlikelyfilename.dtd">
> <document> Not alot here </document>
> When I try to parse this (non validated) with the standard JDOM parser
> (Xerces) I get an error that the DTD cannot be found.  Is this correct
> behaviour?  Does that mean the above document is not well-formed?  
> If it is not correct parser behaviour does anyone know of a 
> parser that will
> accept the above?
> regards
> --malcolm
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