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Re: The external text entity problem



>The case I have in mind is one, for a valid XML document, where an
>external text entity contains markup that would change the content
>model of the document  instance based on parse-time inclusion versus
>use-time inclusion. I'm not a parser expert but suspect that we may
>have a problem with delayed parsing of external text entities in
>valid XML even if we preclude asynchronous entities. 

I cannot see any cases (with the API's I have in my head) when an
application could ever even know if the entity occurred (ie. the
tree the application accessed would be identical for all practical
purposes). I could see some differences in RE/RS recognition if we
follow SGML's recognition rules, which would lead to some differences
in tree structure, and this is another reason why I prefer the "no
such thing as RE/RS" approach... 




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