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  • From: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
  • To: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 22:39:08 -0600

John Cowan wrote:
> 10. An XML processor (necessarily a non-validating one) that does
> not include the replacement text of an external parsed entity
> in place of an entity reference must notify the application that
> it recognized but did not read the entity (4.4.3)  [SAX does not
> provide for this]

I think David agrees with me that XML processors do not have enough
information to make the decision about whether entity references should be
expanded or not. If an author wants an inter-entity reference that can be
expanded "lazily", they should use XLink and describe the behaviour they
want in a stylesheet.

 Paul Prescod  - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

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