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   Re: external parsed entites (was: A unique ID question ?)

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  • From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
  • To: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>,"'Clark C. Evans'" <clark.evans@manhattanproject.com>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 21:20:27 -0800

Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> > I've always been afraid of external entities.
> > Do you have some examples you can share?
> Have a look at the DOM specification!

[ that is, its source -- follow the production notes at the end
of the spec ]

Or the 1913 Websters Dictionary, about 30 entities of 1.5 Mbytes
each, http://metalab.unc.edu/webster/ ... and I'd hate to ever
see that turn into one 55 MByte file!

On a smaller scale, Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" is
online at http://www.megginson.com/texts/darkness/index.html

Surely there are more.  Nothing to be afraid of with a tool
that's used appropriately!

- Dave

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