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   Re: [xml-dev] Getting rid of entities (was: misprocessing namespaces)

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Rob Lugt scripsit:

> I disagree.  For document authors and editors (and here I am refering to
> humans not machines) external general entities are a simple, compact and
> convenient way to assemble document content.  I can understand that
> XML-as-data would have little need for GEs, but XML-as-text benefits greatly
> from their existence.

Yes, but everything they do is subsumed by XInclude, which can also
include-as-text and include partial documents.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_


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