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Re: [xml-dev] SGML default attributes.

On 5/4/2016 4:34 PM, Eliot Kimber wrote:
I should clarify: it's not just that entities don't have identity but that
they are not *objects* in the way that elements are. That is, they do not
have identity in the parsed result, certainly not in any commonly-used XML
processing environment (e.g., XSLT, XQuery, DOM 1 or 2, etc.).
That's a decision that could be addressed by tools, and has been in the past. I tend to think the rush to put XML everywhere fast led to their non-objectification.

Entities are string macros.

Mostly, today.


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