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  • From: Eric Bickford <eric@macweb.com>
  • To: "xml" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Dec 97 20:44:47 -0800

I'm investigating the XML spec for conformance by my CGI, and I have a 
couple questions:

1) I was surprised to see that a single quote is valid for attribute 
values (as apposed to double quotes). Is this new with XML, or does HTML 
also allow single quotes?

2) Is there some standard way to declare an ENTITY that includes an array 
of values? To be specific, I'd like to include a list of values in a 
document so my parser can build a SELECT menu of OPTIONS.

3) Does anyone have an opinion on how &entities; can best be used with a 
database application? For example, assume you declare in your DTD a list 
of &entities;, one for each database field name/value. If we are to 
expect browsers to parse an xml document with entities, how can a found 
table or hit list of values get substituted?

Eric Bickford                      eric@macweb.com
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