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Re: Optional features considered harmful

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 21:32:46 +0000
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19961024213246.009d5b74@jclark.iserver.com>
To: Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU>
Cc: W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
At 15:23 24/10/96 CDT, Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:

>>It would be easier to make this work if we disallowed references to
>>external text entities in attribute values, but hopefully people can
>>live without those.
>
>Er, I'm sorry if I'm missing something, but doesn't clause 7.9.4.2
>(p. 335 of Handbook) restrict ENTITY/ENTITIES attributes to
>data and SUBDOC entities?  I.e. isn't your conditional already met?

I'm talking about *references*; for example,

  <!entity e system "e.sgm">

  <foo a1="&e;">

James
Received on Thursday, 24 October 1996 16:38:37 UTC

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