Redirecting XML files?

Paul Prescod paul at
Tue May 11 20:45:29 BST 1999

John Cowan wrote:
> Foo, you are right.  How annoyingly unsymmetrical.  Anybody know
> why the root element can't be inside a general entity?

I think it is SGML-inherited and has something to do with minimization and
maybe CONCUR (shudder). My policy is to treat text entities as a useful
misfeature. Don't build systems or policies around them but use them when
they are convenient.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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