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Re: NOTATION, ENTITY and ENTITIES, again

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:21:13 -0500
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110217172113.GA28506@mercury.ccil.org>
Henry S. Thompson scripsit:

> I'm surprised/possibly dismayed to find that the relevant notation and
> and entity decls are among the few things which the XML
> spec. _requires_ to be reported to an application, on encountering an
> attribute of type ENTITY, ENTITIES or NOTATION. . .

Yes, and you have to report attributes, but you don't have to report
elements.  Sigh.

My draft MicroXML spec[1] requires parsers to report the *whole* MicroXML
data model, viz: report each element along with its name, attribute-map
from strings to strings, and child-sequence (containing strings and/or
elements, with adjacent strings coalesced).  Simple and elegant.

[1] http://www.ccil.org/~cowan/microxml.txt

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