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Re: B.9 Formal system, public identifiers?

From: Bill Smith <bill.smith@Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 12:31:30 -0700 (PDT)
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
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James Clark wrote:

> I just counted the number of lines of code in the part of SP that handles
> external entities; I included just the URL and OSFILE storage mangers, and
> just the UTF-8 and Unicode encodings.  It was more than 5000 lines.  I don't
> see how we can possibly meet our goals for ease of implementation if this
> part of XML has this level of complexity.
> Don't get me wrong: I love FPIs and FSIs.  But I strongly believe this whole
> XML exercise is going to be a total waste of time unless we exercise extreme
> self-restraint in the features we put in XML, especially in version 1.0.

In my opinion, this is an especially strong argument against FPIs, FSIs, and 
external entities - in XML 1.0. They can be added in a subsequent version.
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