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Re: [xml-dev] MicroXML and &

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 2:52 PM, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> wrote:
On 01/06/2012 21:12, Pete Cordell wrote:
One possible solution is to pass through unknown entity refs
unchanged... no need to actually resolve it at parse time.

I really like this idea.  Then the entities can be application specific,
although obviously the use of a common set is encouraged.

I thought the imposed constraint of xml compatibility meant this wasn't an option?

as John wrote earlier in the thread (about a different aspect)

I couldn't even support such an idea in principle. For me, one of the cornerstones of XML's value is in completely determining the lexical space. I think leaving entity interpretation to applications would kick a huge hole in that.

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