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Derek Read

Reply to: DITA OT error: The entity "nbsp" was referenced, but not declared.

Not sure. It could be that your version (which I think is the first version of 7 that we released) includes an older version of the DITA OT that doesn't support that parameter. When I tested this and posted this forum posting I was probably running 7.0.0.111 (my mistake for not recording the full version in that post).

I don't see the same issue with XMetaL Author Enterprise 9 (which includes DITA OT 1.8). It looks like newer versions of the DITA OT actually strip this entity out completely resulting in content being run together without any spaces at all. Perhaps that is one more reason to avoid its use (the other being that your files will eventually be treated as invalid once the DTDs for 2.0 are released and if you use them). Using a NO-BREAK SPACE character still gives you the expected output.

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