Profile syntax ideas, comments?

atark at thepipeline.net atark at thepipeline.net
Thu Jul 5 13:10:19 PDT 2001


Bingo!  This is a big win.  I figured it could be done but was not sure.  Are 
you planning on implementing this from the beginning?  This will go a long 
way toward less crufty profiles.

--Andy
atark at thepipeline.net

On Thursday 05 July 2001 02:24 pm, you wrote:
> Yo,
>
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 11:47:05AM -0600, Jesse Tie Ten Quee wrote:
> > I'll have to consult my bible again (i do remenber reading something
> > about this) and report back.
>
> Example: 50-12
> --------------------------------------------
> <!ENTITY user "This entity uses &usee;.">
> <!ENTITY usee "<em>another entity</em>">
> --------------------------------------------
>
>     Example 50-12 is legal because the entity replacement for &usee;
> does not take place untill the point where the user entity is
> referenced.
>
>     With one exception (describe below), general entities can only be
> expanded in the document instance. So the fact that user refers to usee
> is recorded, but the replacement is not immediately done. Later, in the
> document insteance, the author will refer to the user entity using the
> general entity reference, &user;. At that point, the inclusion of it's
> replacement text will trigger the expansion of the &usee; entity
> reference and the inclusion of it's replacement text.
>
>     ...keeps going on explaining (Page 750: The XML Handbook, Thrid
>                                   Edition)
>
> So..yeah :D
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