Re: Resolving ENTITY attributes

Subject: Re: Resolving ENTITY attributes
From: Richard Light <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 10:33:24 +0100
In message <372A678C.452E6BFC@xxxxxxxxxx>, James Clark <jjc@xxxxxxxxxx>

>More useful would be a list of public XML applications (preferably with
>URLs for further information) that use ENTITY attributes.  Are there any
>XML applications that use ENTITY attributes that aren't just XMLified
>versions of SGML applications?

The application I am working on is precisely that: an SGML application
that is designed also to be XML-conformant.  What's wrong with that?

By designing the app this way, I am hoping to make practical use of the
design principle that XML offers a subset of the facilities provided by
SGML.  I'm sure I won't be the only person thinking along these lines.

To restate an earlier suggestion, one way of dealing with this specific
case that involves no extensions to the syntax of XSLT is to say that
the "way of determining a string value" for attribute nodes of type
ENTITY is to take the normalized value and replace it by the SYSTEM

Richard Light.

Richard Light
SGML/XML and Museum Information Consultancy

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