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Re: [xml-dev] SGML default attributes.

On Wed, 2016-05-04 at 15:34 -0500, 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.).

To the extent that DOM has objects at all it does have external parsed
entity objects [1].

I used to like that in the Serna editor you could edit an external
entity's contents in-place and all other references would update in

> Entities are string macros.
In partcular, fixed-argument (for external entities) and zero-argument
(internal) string macros.


[1] https://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Core/core.html#ID-11C98490

Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

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