Re: Character Entities: An XML Core WG View
Rick Jelliffe wrote: > John Cowan: > > Rick Jelliffe scripsit: > > > The only approach that I have seen that makes sense is to build in > > > a fixed standard set of characters into XML, with known mappings. > > > > It's a lot of bulk to carry around, and where do you stop? > > All entities currently standardized: those from ISO/OASIS/W3C. > Please no. This would make the idea of a "lightweight XML parser" an oxymoron. The name-to-entity mapping table alone would be bigger than the rest of the parser in most cases. It would take longer to initialize the mapping table than it would to parse a medium-sized XML document. Going out on limb here, but I don't believe XML needs this feature. People who are concerned about ease of authoring should be using SGML instead. --Joe English jenglish@f...
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