Re: [xml] PEReferences - tricky and error-prone

Hi Norma, All,

Norman Walsh <ndw nwalsh com> wrote:
Hmfph. One person's tricky and error-prone is another person's
good and flexible design, I suppose.

Sure, I have seen good uses for PEReferences. But one may wonder
whether it would have been possible to have them without the
obscurities. Also it reminds me of a quote from long ago and 
forgotten source:
"How desirable a language feature is, depends on which side
of the compiler you are".

But what I really wanted to say in this message:

Given that the original example is valid, I assume
the following one is also valid, due to the automatic
insertion of blanks around the replacement text:

<!ENTITY % percent "&#x25;">
<!ENTITY%percent;def "ghi">
<!ENTITY abc "%def;">

And I assume, that unescaped use of the
percent sign (as seen in Matthias' SGML
example) is not valid XML:

<!ENTITY % percent "%">
<!ENTITY %percent; def "ghi">
<!ENTITY abc "%def;">

Peter Jacobi

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