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Re: Entity and Element Addressing

From: Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 19:39:51 +0000
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To: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org

>>My conception of Well-Formedness has always been along the lines of
>>"you can build the right parse tree".  Now, we have partially ducked
>>that by saying that you don't have to fetch & parse external text entities;
>>but you do have to know what the reference is pointing at.
>Fine. My point is that even if entities are "missing", the result of a
>parse should be "well-formed" (ie. the tree is correct except for the
>missing nodes).

What's the difference between not seeing the entities and switching off the
images on Netscape? I normally run my HTML browser without illustrations for
performance reasons. I could equally well envisage having the option as to
whether or not to resolve linked entities on my XML browser.
Martin Bryan, The SGML Centre, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PU, UK 
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029   WWW home page: http://www.u-net.com/~sgml/
Received on Thursday, 30 January 1997 14:43:30 UTC

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