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Re: XML-* [was: ... XML subsetting...]

From: Jeremy Dunck <ralinon@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 09:38:18 -0600
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, fielding@apache.org
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <BAY1-F92m9lHiu3fQtY0000a4d2@hotmail.com>

>From: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
>Regarding the proposal to prohibit recursive entities:
>Other than some concerns about the rate at which we introduce any
>incompatible changes into XML, I think this is a sound idea that deserves
>serious consideration.  Speaking for myself, it probably eliminates some
>of the concerns about denial of service in particular.

I'd originally offered four possibilities:

Is option 3 being discussed most because it is the easiest to implement?  Or 
is it because it is easiest to understand?

I think all of the options are worth thinking about, but I could be wrong.  
Tell me why.  :)

>Bottom line:  I suggest that insofar as SOAP's experiences are the issue,
>today.  I do think we'll find that eliminating recursive entities does not
>eliminate all the concerns that raise issues for SOAP.   Thanks.

I agree, specific to SOAP, however, my initial discomfort was in the 
discussion of removing entities from future versions of XML, which I -do- 
still feel strongly about.

  Jeremy Dunck

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