Re: Internal entities removed from XML?
On Thu, 19 Dec 2002 07:17:25 -0800, Dare Obasanjo <dareo@m...> wrote: > Yes, extra steps are needed to parse entities. > I remember asking about this a while ago and the answer was related to > last minute code changes for perf reasons. Thanks for the clarification. That's what I thought I was responding to in the first place :-) Some seemed to be saying that it is a Bad Thing to require those extra steps in order to parse arbitrary, legal XML. I personally have no problem with it -- whether it be a bug or a feature -- simply because it *seems* to reflect the reality that I repeatedly hear about: one can make significant optimizations in an implementation if there is some understanding that there will be no entities to expand. The *user* chooses whether to be liberal at some cost (in performance, in vulerability to the billion laughs attack, or whatever), or conservative.
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