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- From: Tyler Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 23:12:45 -0400
John Cowan wrote:
> 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.
Thanks for the clarification. I suppose an annoted version of the DOM draft would
help out a lot of developers such as myself on these sort of questions just like
the annotated draft of the XML 1.0 spec that Tim Bray created has helped out a lot
of developers already.
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