DOM Entity Value?

Tyler Baker tyler at
Fri Aug 21 03:34:30 BST 1998

In the current DOM spec, in the table for NodeValues, the Entity node
should return null for its node value.  Shouldn't it return the value of
the entity or in the case the entity has not been expanded then return

Really, an entity with just a name, but no data associated with it is
pretty useless unless the entity is an external parsed entity where the
system id and notation name actually have some real relevance.

Can someone please clarify why entities in the DOM tree have no real
value associated with them?

Thanx in advance,


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