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Re: XML 1.0 and XML 1.1

From: Daniel Veillard <daniel@veillard.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 12:04:11 +0100
To: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>, Daniel Veillard <daniel@veillard.com>, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20071031110411.GB23556@daniel.veillard.com>

On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 12:11:25AM -0700, John Boyer wrote:
>    Just  out  of curiosity, can you stick an xinclude in the middle of an
>    attribute value?

  Of course not since it uses XML element syntax.
On the other hand, how many people on the planet actually
understand precisely the whitespace normalization processing
of having an entity referencing an external subset in an
attribute value ? I guess nearly nobody would be able to tell
without looking at at least 3 places in the XML spec, which
is of course why most sane people abstain from doing so :-)


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