[Standards-JIG] Re: XHTML-IM clarification

Matthew A. Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Tue Sep 14 17:14:10 UTC 2004

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> Well, this brings up an interesting issue. The XML rules in XMPP Core 
> (Section 11.1) state that internal or external entity references (e.g., 
>  ) are disallowed in an XML stream, with the exception of the 
> predefined entities from the XML spec (e.g., &). So the "&" 
> character in something like   (or  ) will be escaped to 
> "&".

Actually,   is a character reference, which is neither an internal 
nor external entity reference.  Since XMPP-Core discusses what is NOT 
allowed, using that form of the non-breaking space should be allowed.

-  LW

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