OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   RE: Feeler for SML (Simple Markup Language)

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: Sebastien Sahuc <ssahuc@imediation.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 11:05:27 +0100

> > Try explaining this glitch to people who don't understand 
> XML well enough
> > to understand what an 'external entity' is a few hundred 
> times...

Well... the discussion must has been tackled several times in the
list, but I would like to have a summary of WHEN and WHEN NOT to use
external entities.

I sum up some points I have understood so far :

* DO NOT use external entities when working with remote XML document
since it would badly increase downloading time.

* DO use them only when you can rely on the parser's behaviour, i.e.
you know exactly how the parser will behave with these entities.

Any comments on this ?


xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1
To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
unsubscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@ic.ac.uk)


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS