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   Re: XCatalog

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@quake.net>
  • To: "XML Dev" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 15:06:11 -0800

It would interesting to find out which of the XML parsers can not handle
this sort of recursion.

Confession anyone?  Specifically, can your parser implementation allow
multiple instances of the parser to run concurrently?  For example, parse
another XML file (XCatalog) within EntityResolver.


>John Cowan writes:
> > The main reason is that it's unreasonable, IMHO, to ask a
> > parser to recursively parse XML-XCatalog format while it's
> > parsing some other document.  Socat format on the other hand
> > is an easy hack.
>That same issue might be what keeps DTD syntax alive for simple uses
>-- sure, DTDs aren't all that powerful compared to most of the new
>proposals out there, but it's compact and easy to parse and it doesn't
>require you to process yet another XML document (it's also supported
>by lots of existing software and is backed up by approved ISO and W3C

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