At 03:01 AM 9/30/98 -0400, Liam R. E. Quin wrote: >This means that a good SYSTEM identifier for a NOTATIOn would be >a semicolon-separated list of MIME media types, e.g. But wouldn't that be just as good as a public ID? After all, the MIME type name space is managed to about the same degree the formal public ID name space is. I see no reason not to use MIME types as the external IDs for notations that have associated MIME types. >It's not clear to me how useful notations are in XML. Really, the >only use of NDATA should probably be to indicate that an external entity >is unparsed... which would have been better done using XLink anyway! They have exactly the same use they do in SGML. Xlink does not make the critical utility of entities go away just because it provides a more direct way to point to storage objects. If you're creating large XML document where the indirection of entities is of value, then you should be able to use them). And *NEVER FORGET* that notations can be applied to elements and their content, which is at least as valuable as applying them to data entities. Notations are a critically important part of the SGML design and provide exactly the same value to XML. Cheers, E. -- <Address HyTime=bibloc> W. Eliot Kimber, Senior Consulting SGML Engineer ISOGEN International Corp. 2200 N. Lamar St., Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75202. 214.953.0004 www.isogen.com </Address> xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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