PARAMETER entities & WFness

Tim Bray tbray at
Wed Sep 2 16:27:34 BST 1998

At 11:38 AM 9/2/98 +0100, Peter Jones wrote:
>parameter entities really only have one use for us in our
>well-formed-but-not-valid documents: to alter the order in which entity
>declarations are parsed?

I don't think parameter entities have any use whatsoever in any 
circumstances unless you're validating.  Reason: a non-validating
processor doesn't have to read them. -Tim

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