Would you care to elaborate? I've looked at using SGML text entities
in this regard, and I've never come up with a workable proposal.
How do you represent entity structure across the wire? Send SDIF
across? Or do you have to do multiple transactions to get the various
I'd be interested to see a complete proposal for integrating the SGML
entity manager into the WWW distributed system. I expect it will
happen eventually, but we need specifics to get started.
But really, I don't think the SGML entity manager is a good solution
to the various problems such as aggregating multi-node documents for
printing, etc. I think HyTime abstractions _are_ sufficiently powerful,
and if I ever get out from under this HTML 2.0 review mess, I'll write
it all up.