Full Disclosure: What The XML Processor Must Tell The XML Application

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Thu Nov 12 20:16:55 GMT 1998

Paul Prescod scripsit:

> I think David agrees with me that XML processors do not have enough
> information to make the decision about whether entity references should be
> expanded or not.

What about an XML processor that (as a part of its design) never expands
external entity references?

For example, one might want to have an ultrafast XML processor that
works only from a string input source and can therefore operate
in embedded environments.  It cannot have a SAX interface as SAX
is currently defined without violating XML 1.0.

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