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

Can't be used inside attributes ...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Diamond" <jason@injektilo.org>
To: "David Brownell" <david-b@pacbell.net>; "Devlin, Kurt" <Kurt.Devlin@westgroup.com>;
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 2:06 PM
Subject: 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?
> Jason.