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RE: Escher could have drawn it (Re: XML Schema and Entities)
- From: Evan Lenz <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 09:38:02 -0700
Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> 2) Inclusions (external parsed entities),
> This is the goal of XInclude that goes beyond DTDs by allowing to
> include subsets of documents.
A shortcoming of XInclude, when compared to entities, is that XInclude only
allows a merging of infosets, and fragments don't have infosets. This means
that XInclude is not currently up to the task of replacing entities by a
"Well-formed XML entities that do not have defined infosets (e.g. an
external entity file with multiple top-level elements) are outside the scope
of this specification, either for use as a source infoset or the result
Also, the spec claims that XInclude and entities are "complementary"