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   Re: User passed Arguments for Entities

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  • From: Toby Speight <streapadair@gmx.net>
  • To: XML developers' list <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 14:53:35 +0000

0> In article <3A0F8A28.D96A5310@geotempo.com>,
0> Rick JELLIFFE <URL:mailto:ricko@geotempo.com> ("Rick") wrote:

Rick> In SGML, you have a richer variety of entity declarations
Rick> mechanisms that might allow you to do something.  In SGML, you
Rick> would probably rewrite the storage manager to allow reading
Rick> entities from standard input; some SGML systems allowed this.
Rick> You could hack the storage manager for your XML processor,
Rick> make up some home-made convention for accessing standard input
Rick> etc.

No hacking or home-made conventions required if you're using the SP
toolset (which handles XML as easily as any other kind of SGML).  A
formal system identifier (FSI) for standard input looks like "<osfd>0".

If you have several values to pass in, you'll need some way of
marshalling them - the usual way is to make the input be a DTD
subset, and forming it as a set of entity declarations.



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