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From cos...@eng.sun.com
Subject Re: Flexibility Syndrom
Date Sat, 04 Mar 2000 18:08:51 GMT
> At least all this discussion is not for nothing. The important point is:
> <property> has broken
> functionality /semantics. Either replace that with the xml entity or make that
> clearly a variable,
> I don't care as long as the behavior of this is *really* intuitive.

The behavior _is_ intuitive if you don't try to look at properties as
variables.

The current semantic is very simple - they work like entities, except that
you don't have to declare them in the <!DOCTYPE > section.

That means each property is evaluated and replaced when the document is
read. I think CPP #defines work in the same way. 

Yes, property treated as variable is broken.

Costin


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