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   Re: Parameterizing namespaces - possible?

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: Xml-Dev <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 08:28:00 -0400

At 08:42 PM 4/16/00 -0700, Eric Bohlman wrote:
>On Sun, 16 Apr 2000, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>> At 05:09 PM 4/16/00 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>> >No... what you have above should work.  If you read the fine print the
>> >extra spaces don't apply when it's in the replacement text of another
>> >entity reference.  So %html.name; indeed expands to "html:html"
>> That's great to know, but what 'fine print' is it?  I can't track it down,
>> and this interpretation definitely contradicts 4.4.8.
>See 4.4 and the distinction between "Reference in Entity Value" and
>"Reference in DTD."  4.4.8 applies only to the latter.

That's what I needed.  I'd interpreted Reference in DTD as contrasted with
Reference in Content, not with Reference in Entity Value.  Now it makes sense.

Next step: finding out if this actually works in parsers.

Simon St.Laurent
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