Re: Resolving ENTITY attributes

Subject: Re: Resolving ENTITY attributes
From: "Chuck White" <chuck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 10:39:21 -0700
Entities are critical for us. I'd have to hope that the spec would be
delayed, if it meant resolving this issue.
Chuck White
Creative Director
Advance Recruitment Advertising, Inc.
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Rick Geimer wrote:

>This is rather depressing, especially for the semiconductor industry,
>since every company that I know of uses entity attributes for graphics,
>according to the ECIX standard (the standard formerly known as
>This seems like a major oversight to me. This may be an example of the
>standards committee getting insufficient feedback from implementers,
>because I'm sure that there are many industries that use entity
>attributes for this purpose.
>Could we get a show of hands to see how many people require this
>Rick Geimer
>National Semiconductor
>James Clark wrote:
>> Richard Light wrote:
>> > Reading the XSLT spec, I don't see a way of resolving ENTITY-type
>> > attribute values.
>> ...
>> > Is there a way to do this?
>> There isn't a way to do this.
>> > If not, I think there should be.
>> There is no plan to provide this functionality in version 1.0.  This
>> means that in XSLT 1.0 you'll have to use extensions to do almost
>> anything useful with ENTITY attributes.
>> James

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