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Re: Optional features considered harmful

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 16:06:02 -0400
Message-Id: <199610242006.QAA03752@nathaniel.ebt>
To: jjc@jclark.com
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>An XML parser intended for Web browsers wouldn't resolve an external text
>entity immediately itself but rather would return a transclude event to the
>application and keep going.  This would make it hard for a Web browser to do
>validation, but that may not be a problem.

Yes, that's the idea. In some code I wrote a long time ago, I had
a smart pointer that would resolve nodes as needed. I imagine an entity
(transclusion event) would basically become a smart pointer.
Received on Thursday, 24 October 1996 16:07:38 UTC

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