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Re: XML APIs

From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 1998 13:54:19 -0500
Message-ID: <363F515B.783313F4@locke.ccil.org>
To: DOM List <www-dom@w3.org>
Stephen R. Savitzky wrote:

> Keeping the children of EntityReference up-to-date when the corresponding
> Entity is changed is a similar nightmare.  The whole treatment of entities
> is aimed at applications that _read_ XML documents, and is unuseable
> (without extensions) by applications that write or edit them.

Although I agree with most of your points here, the document specifies
that Entities can't be changed anyway, and there is no standard way
to add a new Entity.  So no extra effort is required here.

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