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   Re: [xml-dev] external entities

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Elliotte Harold wrote:

> Rick Marshall wrote:
>> leaving aside the fact that i've broken some coding rules for 
>> entities, is it possible to write an external entity that calls a cgi 
>> script?
> Absolutely. The problem in your case appears to be that the entity 
> which the CGI script returns is not in fact a well-formed XML 
> document. There's nothing fundamentally wrong with GETting a CGI from 
> an XML parse. It's just another resource. XML doesn't care how it's 
> retrieved or served.
in spite of my earlier statement i haven't got it working :( - 
misleading data. i'm going to take the question over to the xsl list as 
i think it's more appropriate.

the problem seems to be my understanding of <!NOTATION and the 
interaction with NDATA. it seems to me that one should reference the 
other, but there doesn't seem to be a way to say "this is a document, 
just get it" and "this is a script, please run it". (maybe this is an 
xml question)

it would be so cool for lots of data applications if this worked.

any final comments?

fn:Rick  Marshall
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