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   Re: [xml-dev] XML Indirection Facility

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On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 12:26:37PM -0700, Micah Dubinko wrote:
> Are there any examples of how this would be used?
> How does this relate to text entities? -m

In writing the W3C Team Comment on this Submission,


I noted the following:

*  Since entities are replaced by their content during XML parsing,
   they are fragile: they may not survive a cycle of editing a
   document and then saving it.

*  Not all uses of XML support the definition of XML entities; for example,
   SOAP payloads cannot define them.

*  XIndirect is a way to represent the fact of indirection in markup:
   it is semantic, whereas an approach using entities is syntactic.

I hope this helps.


Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, liam@w3.org, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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