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   Re: [xml-dev] Internal entities removed from XML?

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Mike Champion wrote:

> [Wondering what Microsoft put the in beer at XML 2002 last week ... I 
> can't believe I'm arguing on the side of the Borg twice in one week ;-) ]
> This seems perfectly sensible to me.  

Not to me. It's a bug in System.Xml.

> It's a way for vendors to say "we 
> support the standards as written, but we encourage our customers to use 
> the profiles that avoid the ratholes ."  

I don't think this bug is documented as a feature in System.Xml, but 
I'll go back and check this evening.

> Also, I'm sure it is no 
> coincidence that .NET's XML tools appear to be focused on the subset of 
> XML that SOAP employs.  

I haven't heard any noises that say the .NET library only supports a 
certain subset of XML.

> This subset/profiling issue, and why SOAP uses a 
> subset of XML, was a hot topic on the TAG list over the last couple of 
> weeks, so people might want to look through the archives to get a sense 
> of what the "other side" (whichever side you are on)  has to say.

What's interesting to me is why the SOAP community/vendors/wg aren't 
pushing to specify a new version of XML (ie, a separate document 
from a seperate working group). Or have they?

Bill de hÓra


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