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Re: ERB decision, 31 October 1996



Dave Peterson wrote:

>I can't speak for Charles, but I interpret that part of 8879 to mean that
>a text entity referenced twice in the same document should give the same
>replacement text for both references during the same parse.

This is a good interpretation, but also one of the weaknesses of SGML. You
should see what happens if you can change the subtrees within a document.
This can lead to some really powerful applications. (Not that I'm advocating
this for XML, though I will be for SGML97!)

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