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Re: External Entites Usage

  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@t...>
  • To: "Hutchison, Nigel" <Nigel.Hutchison@s...>, xml-dev@i...
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 09:56:30 -0800

xml to msaccess
At 09:40 AM 1/13/00 +0100, Hutchison, Nigel wrote:
>"External references in entities are highly depreciated and hopefully seldom
>used."
>
>This seems a bit extreme to me.

They've never been officially deprecated, but on the other hand there
are a lot of people who hate them.  On another hand, there are a lot
of common tasks in the publishing world where they are awfully useful.

>Will X-LINK make External Entities redundant in the near future.?
>Any views on this topic?

XLink will *not* replace external entities in my opinion 
Note the existence of the XInclude proposal on w3.org/TR - it is
explicitly designed to do what entities do.
-Tim


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