ERROR: The referenced entity has not been defined.

I received the following today when uploading a large XML file via proc metadata:

ERROR: The referenced entity has not been defined.

All my entities had been appropriately escaped (or so I thought):

select (instr);

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Look out - Locale Gotcha

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