Are notations dead, or just pining for the fjords? (was Re: SAX and delayed entity loading)

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Dec 4 15:00:41 GMT 1998

David Megginson scripsit:

> I have seen almost no use of notations and unparsed
> entities in any type of XML application (other than demos by a few
> old-guard SGML types like Eliot and me).

As I noted before, elements and attributes were familiar from HTML,
and DTDs add obvious value (even though many are not using them
either), but notations are not explained anywhere, so non-(SGML geeks)
can't be blamed for not using them.  Yet.

Education and time will take care of this point.

John Cowan		cowan at
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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