[OAI-implementers] character vs entity references

Todd White tmwhite@merit.edu
Mon, 3 Nov 2003 14:49:38 -0500 (EST)

in the OAI-PMH 2.0 document:

...under "3.2. XML Response Format," it reads:

"Character references, rather than entity references, must be used."

i'm assuming that this means, for example, that the n-tilde (ene) should
be expressed with  ñ  instead of  ñ  

is this correct?  is the first the character reference and the latter the
entity reference?

i've been struggling as of late with the issue of character encodings (the
verifier always chokes on records like the one we have with an n-tilde
(ene) in the title).  i'm now assuming that i should just serve these
records with the numeric entity code (as in ñ for n-tilde).

can anyone confirm this?

Todd M. White 
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