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Re: [xml-dev] Handling internal general entities with SAX

> You could cleanly layer a syntax like "$name;" on top of any
> XML processor.  In fact, it'd be simple enough to implement
> some sort of SAX pipeline component that'd postprocess all
> attribute values and character content to substitute "$name;"
> values.  The cost would be an extra scan over most characters
> in the input data, but in terms of layering it's clean.

Why not use processing instructions instead? Isn't this the kind of
application they're supposed to be used for?