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- From: Sebastien Sahuc <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- 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
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
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 ?
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