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- From: Marcus Carr <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 10:42:53 +1100
John Cowan wrote:
> Can SGML tribal elders report on any actual uses of IDREFS and ENTITIES?
Certainly - come closer to the fire, my son...
Actually, I can't think of a particularly good application for IDREFS, but I have used
ENTITIES quite often to emulate allowing multiple tokens from a token list. NAMES is too loose
and I may need more than one value, so a token list is out. By declaring entities and
assigning a notation that reflects their meaning, I get the best of both worlds.
Marcus Carr email: email@example.com
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