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So it does not get lost in the discussions, item 2 below is a 
critical need we are always coming up against: i.e. the need to be 
able to process the file and leave the 'entities' in there for 
expansion later in the pipeline.

This is a major problem with entities as they stand and any 
replacement should address this also (some do by default).

Robin La Fontaine

At 6:01 pm -0400 21/10/03, John Cowan wrote:
>Richard Tobin scripsit:
>>  >Is scoping really necessary?
>>  Yes, it's the main reason that the existing DTD mechanism is
>>  inadequate.
>I think the main reasons (they work in concert) that the DTD mechanism is
>inadequate are:
>1) external DTDs are convenient, but there's no guarantee they'll be
>    processed;
>2) internal DTDs are inconvenient, and XSLT provides no way to regenerate
>    them after a transformation.
>John Cowan  jcowan@reutershealth.com  www.reutershealth.com 
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