If HTML::Entities were to decode &amp;quot; to ", it would be buggy. I did understand you correctly. Does what I said make more sense now?
I wonder if decode_entities (not decode_entities_old) handles it correctly?
I don't know if that's legal in SGML/HTML — unescaped ampersand — but yes.
$ perl -MHTML::Entities -le'print decode_entities "&quot;"'
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