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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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D. Expansion of Entity and Character References (Non-Normative)

This appendix contains some examples illustrating the sequence of entity- and character-reference recognition and expansion, as specified in 4.4 XML Processor Treatment of Entities and References.

If the DTD contains the declaration

					<!ENTITY example "<p>An ampersand (&#38;#38;) may be escaped
					numerically (&#38;#38;#38;) or with a general entity
					(&amp;amp;).</p>" >
				

then the XML processor will recognize the character references when it parses the entity declaration, and resolve them before storing the following string as the value of the entity “example”:

					<p>An ampersand (&#38;) may be escaped
					numerically (&#38;#38;) or with a general entity
					(&amp;amp;).</p>
				

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