I have been reading about errors with exophoric pronoun references (the paper was mostly aimed at preparing one for a certain standardized test), and found the author saying "In the context of this test, exophoric pronouns are always incorrect." So I have two questions:
1) Just to make sure that I understand exophoric pronoun references correctly, I am wondering if something like
John went outside in the middle of the day. He found the weather to be calming and relaxing.
would be incorrect within the context of the standardized test? It looks very natural to me, but I think that's because in my native tongue such a reference is acceptable ("he" is exophoric here, am I right?)
2) How unwelcome are the exophoric references in general? Is it just this test being picky, or should I refrain from using them elsewhere?