[jdom-interest] Turning of entity expansion

Alex Rosen arosen at silverstream.com
Tue Sep 3 20:08:19 PDT 2002

> You can't have that, and IYKWWGFY (*), you wouldn't want that.
> *  if you knew what was good for you :-)

That's overstating it a bit, no? He's asking for a particular one of two
forms that are completely equivalent in XML's eyes, right? But they may not
be equivalent in some other application's eyes, e.g. an editor that doesn't
understand UTF-8, let's say. You're definitely right that XML doesn't care
which form it is, and if you think it does, then that's your
misunderstanding of XML. But there are certainly reasonable cases where
something else might care, and you might want to have control over this
(irrespective of this particular case).


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