External Entities A Field Guide (was RE: Feeler for SML (Simple Markup Language))

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn at ebt.com
Fri Nov 19 04:22:04 GMT 1999

> "The *ONLY TIME* external parsed entities are the right thing to do is
> when exactly one actor is working on exactly one doucment and needs to
> partition it into separate files for *their own* convenience. *AT ALL
> OTHER TIMES* external parsed entities are not the right thing to use."
> http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/xml-dev-Nov-1999/0238.html

I quite strongly disagree with this, as does the practical experience of
many people on this list.

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