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Re: Optional features considered harmful



At 15:23 24/10/96 CDT, Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:

>>It would be easier to make this work if we disallowed references to
>>external text entities in attribute values, but hopefully people can
>>live without those.
>
>Er, I'm sorry if I'm missing something, but doesn't clause 7.9.4.2
>(p. 335 of Handbook) restrict ENTITY/ENTITIES attributes to
>data and SUBDOC entities?  I.e. isn't your conditional already met?

I'm talking about *references*; for example,

  <!entity e system "e.sgm">

  <foo a1="&e;">

James


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