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Re: include in html

From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Date: 18 Jun 1998 15:39:21 +0100
To: roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199806181439.PAA18771@imbolc.ucc.ie>
[file entities]
   > This is a FAQ. SGML provides a very easy way to do this, but the
   > browser authors never bothered to implement it,

   Since any HTML that tried to use system entities to perform transclusions
   would be invalid HTML, why should they bother.

   Section B.1 of the HTML 4.0 specs says,

This was a step backwards to placate MS and NS who couldn't be
bothered to implement entity management. The original HTML spec
made no such restriction.

Received on Thursday, 18 June 1998 10:38:03 UTC

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