Re: questions about entities and entity declarations
At 09:11 PM 9/25/96 EDT, email@example.com wrote:
>Long Note For Those Not Familiar With Pinnacles:
> You use Pinnacles reflections as follows:
> (1) create a source element with arbitrary content, and give it an ID
> (2) have a reflection element that uses IDREF to point to the source ID.
> (3) the application makes the source appear in place of the corresponding
> reflection element wherever it appears.
> One could use an architectural form to specify this behaviour.
> I call them that because I first encountered them used in the PCIS
> DTD for the Semiconductor industry that Tommie and Debbie and the
> erstwil Atlis People wrote.
> They are like entities that are parsed where they are defined instead
> of where they are used, and are easier to support in some SGML editors
> than the document fragment sort of entities that might be used instead.
> I have never seen them used with TEI WSDs, but I think this is an
> interesting possibility.
This is done via the conloc attribute in the all-id list in HyTime.
See 6.5.1 of the HyTime standard.
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