Feeler for SML (Simple Markup Language)

Sebastien Sahuc ssahuc at imediation.com
Tue Nov 16 10:08:53 GMT 1999

> > Try explaining this glitch to people who don't understand 
> XML well enough
> > to understand what an 'external entity' is a few hundred 
> times...

Well... the discussion must has been tackled several times in the
list, but I would like to have a summary of WHEN and WHEN NOT to use
external entities.

I sum up some points I have understood so far :

* DO NOT use external entities when working with remote XML document
since it would badly increase downloading time.

* DO use them only when you can rely on the parser's behaviour, i.e.
you know exactly how the parser will behave with these entities.

Any comments on this ?


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