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Re: KISS (was: Parameter entity references in WF docs)

From: len bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 1997 20:54:53 -0500
Message-ID: <33961C6D.F24@hiwaay.net>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: "Christopher R. Maden" <crm@eps.inso.com>, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Dan Connolly wrote:
> We need things like parameter entities to provide sharing
> and modularity in DTDs. But parameter entities as they
> exist are too hairy.
> I think they should be modelled not as syntactic, token
> pasting thingies, but as typed language elements.

I agree.  That direction would give them a utility beyond 
string substitutions.  This would be a worthy work item. 

Does everyone think it is needed for XML 1.0?

len bullard
intergraph corporation
Received on Wednesday, 4 June 1997 21:55:14 UTC

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