Re: Current Status of Discussion on RE/RS Handling

>>At any rate, it seems to boil down to
>>[1] must the parser generate RS and RE if they are not in the file?
>>    7.6.1 talks about recognising RS and RE, not generating them;
>>    so I think it should not.
>This is a little confused.  An SGML parser operates on entities, not
>directly on files.  It's the job of the *entity manager* to recognize the
>lines in the file and generate an *entity* containing RS or RE which is then
>processed by the parser.

Then who is to define *how* an entity manager is to recognise these

Having written more device drivers than I care to remember, I can tell
you that in most operating systems, the concept of lines is vacuous at

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