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RE: EntityReference

From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@eps.inso.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 14:45:28 -0700
To: "Paul Prescod" <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>, <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002101bdba71$093f0e00$577670c6@endymion.eps.inso.com>
> XML provides a mechanism for text componentization that is explicitly
> designed to be invisible to the application. XLink provides a mechanism
> that the application can "see" and manipulate and choose to use or not
> use. If you want these "first class transclusions" then you should use
> XLink and not text entities.

This is a syntactic vs. semantic distinction (with entities being
syntactic).
The DOM *does* try to mirror certain parts of the syntactic structure of
a document, so the above is not strictly correct.
Received on Tuesday, 28 July 1998 14:46:51 GMT

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