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Re: [xml-dev] MicroXML and &

On Fri, 2012-06-01 at 15:53 -0600, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org> wrote:

> If each entity were reported to the application for interpretation, you
> could have the app assign the same entity a completely different value at
> different points in the document, which is to me what makes it feel like a
> crossing of the line.

And yet there were examples of this in the SGML specification, using
NDATA entities to run external programs. Not a wise architecture if your
input is not trusted, perhaps, but that's beside the point. It's for
sure not an alien concept to SGML and XML.


Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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