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RE: [xml-dev] ten years later, time to repeat it?

So are we at some bifurcation point where the needs of messages on the wire
and the needs of document publishing are actually perceived as incompatible
and in need of separate standards?  Or are we at the point where we
understand that document publishing is combinatoric (separate standards used
in combination) and that messaging-on-the-wire is not document publishing?


From: Tim.Bray@Sun.COM [mailto:Tim.Bray@Sun.COM] 

ENTITY declarations are reasonably sane in the publishing-technology  
context (although less useful in practice than the theory of SGML  
held), and XML was invented by by a bunch of publishing-tech geeks.   
In the world of wire protocols, Entities are actively pernious; among  
other things, they open the door to the billion-laughs attack.  You  
really don't want a general-purpose recursive macro processor running  
over high-volume protocol traffic.


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