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   Re: DOM Entity Value?

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 23:02:32 -0400 (EDT)

Tyler Baker scripsit:

> In the current DOM spec, in the table for NodeValues, the Entity node
> should return null for its node value.  Shouldn't it return the value of
> the entity or in the case the entity has not been expanded then return
> null?

The value of an entity appears as the children of the
Entity node.  This can be arbitrarily complex, with Text nodes or Element nodes
or whatever (see the draft); it doesn't make sense to capture it as
a "value" string.

> Really, an entity with just a name, but no data associated with it is
> pretty useless unless the entity is an external parsed entity where the
> system id and notation name actually have some real relevance.


John Cowan					cowan@ccil.org
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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