RE: external parsed entites (was: A unique ID question ?)
> Or the 1913 Websters Dictionary, about 30 entities of 1.5 Mbytes > each, http://metalab.unc.edu/webster/ ... and I'd hate to ever > see that turn into one 55 MByte file! > > On a smaller scale, Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" is > online at http://www.megginson.com/texts/darkness/index.html > > Surely there are more. Nothing to be afraid of with a tool > that's used appropriately! Exactly. I was one of the XML WG members that argued for entities very strongly... mostly because from my experience, they are very useful. SGML external entities are far more dangerous... they allow things that wouldn't even be well-formed XML entities (makes database management of SGML *hard*). Even then, I have built systems that used entities as the primary object of reuse (mostly publishing systems) and they worked fine... because entities were largely transparent to the uninitiated. The most radical thought I had for use of entities was in the content of SMIL-ish things, where you might want to broadcast an XML/XHTML document. You could use entities to decompose a document into chunks < 512 bytes each, and incrementally recompose the document in the receiver. This would require a default entity resolution mechanism for undelcared entities to work well... I proposed something like that to the XML WG if I remember correctly... xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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