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   RE: [xml-dev] Well-established uses of processing instructions?

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> But PIs used to generate text are non-portable, and so 
> appropriate for 
> documents
> that are being pre-processed. Probably what should be used is 
>  entities:
> <!ENTITY current-data SYSTEM 
> "http://www.eg.com/dynamic?get-current-date";>
> because the information is data content.

Except that you then have to muck about with low-level coding to write an
EntityResolver and register it with your XML parser, rather than just adding
a simple template rule to your stylesheet.

Michael Kay


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