Re: Parsing without resolving entities
> Can anyone address the Why History mainly, but one rationale is that entities are an _authoring convenience_ It's essentially a macro pre-processing layer. So as an author you want the assurance that you can bundle up any part of the XML document that you want into an entity and refer to it one or more times, if you find that convenient and all subsequent XML applications will treat the document the same way, no matter what authoring shortcuts you used. Essentially because they never see the entity references as they are expanded first during the initial parse. That's the theory, the practice is that an author has hundreds of carefully crafted entities, makes a small XSLT transformation to change one element, and is upset to find that all references have been expanded... Which is why most people end up "hiding" the entity references at some point or other.... david ________________________________________________________________________ The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is: Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom. This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. ________________________________________________________________________
[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format