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Re: [XSLT 2.0] request, unparsed-entity-references

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 14:03:06 +0100
To: <public-qt-comments@w3.org>
Cc: <chris.tipper@tiscali.co.uk>
Message-Id: <20040623130519.4BCF1A0A89@frink.w3.org>

Our ref: qt-2004Feb0691-01

Christopher,

Thank you for your comment on the XSLT 2.0 specification. The XSL Working
Group examined it yesterday. 

First, we note that the title of the comment is actually incorrect: the
comment concerns parsed entities and numeric character references, not
unparsed entities.

We do recognize that there are some practical difficulties in handling
entities and character references in XSLT, because of the basic design
decision that these are not represented as objects in the data model, but
are accessible only in their expanded form.

The new facility of character-maps in XSLT 2.0 mitigates some of these
difficulties.

There's a range of techniques that XSLT users adopt to work around these
problems, and we feel that if you describe your specific problems in a
request to the xsl-list at mulberrytech.com, you are very likely to get
responses from existing users who have found satisfactory solutions.

We don't feel that any further changes to the language specification are
needed.

I would be grateful if you could confirm that this is a satisfactory
response.

Regards,

Michael Kay
for the XSL Working Group
Received on Wednesday, 23 June 2004 09:05:19 UTC

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