My beloved book "XML in a nutshell" of O'Reilly says (on page #18) that XML defines five entity references -
- the less-than sign
- the ampersand
- the greater-than sign
- the straight, double quotation marks
- the apostrophe, or single quote
It says that these entity references & a m p ; and & l t ; are considered markup and when an application parses an XML document, it replaces this particular markup with the actual characters the entity reference refers to. It also says that in addition to these five predefined entity references, you can define others in the document type definition.
So my question is - does it mean that all other entity references in the XML document are left intact by the parsers?
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