For testing purposes I just nixed them. As I noted, to rework the file a person would probably want to use a more critical eye with find and replace. Totally doable.
On Dec 9, 2013, at 7:37 PM, Jon Gorman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> How did you fix the ampersands? I ask, because if you just did a simple
> text transform from & to &, it would mask the problem of the entity
> escaping I think...
> Not at work, so I don't have a good example and the file is downloading
> very slowly here, so I'll try to do one from memory.
> There were several á in the XML which mapped to an accent character
> in the DTD via the Entity.
> If you just substituted & with &, you'd get &aacute;, which would
> render inline as &accute;. It would superficially solve the issue since
> browsers would no longer give the errors about the dtd since it wouldn't be
> trying to load entities from the DTDs. And depending how you did it, you
> likely could also replace a correctly encoded one to make &amp;,
> leading to some very odd stuff.
> I wouldn't be surprised to find some unescaped ampersands, but the solution
> I posted will essentially replace the entities with their text, hopefully
> causing most characters to appear correctly. You definitely still need to
> fix some of the other stuff. (I suspect it never worked for most browsers
> and XML systems, most likely only IE).
> Jon Gorman
> University of Illinois
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