Re: A heavier-weight proposal for character entitydefinition
On Wed, 2002-02-06 at 05:56, Henry S. Thompson wrote: > I posted this first in May of 2001. I think it's worth looking at a > somewhat more heavy-weight approach to defining character entities, > since maintaining and distributing entity libraries is going to be an > important part of the use of XML going forward if we get this right. > So I'd like to at least look at what a real XML document type for > character entity definition might look like. Here's one attempt. > > <?xml version='1.0'?> > <characters xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/05/Character" > xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> > <xhtml:p>A sample of proposed character entity definition file format</xhtml:p> > <character name="copyright" code="169"/> > <character name="registered" code="174"> > <xhtml:p>Individual characters can <xhtml:em>also</xhtml:em> have > documentation</xhtml:p> > </character> > <character name="eacute" code="xC9"/> > <character name="bullet" code="x2022" > source="http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2000.pdf"/> > </characters> Now that I can see the instance, this doesn't look that different from what Ents is using for configuration: http://simonstl.com/projects/ents/HTMLrules.xml The names are different, and I hadn't decided where to put source info - a containing element is what I'm leaning toward - but we're not that far apart. -- Simon St.Laurent Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets Errors, errors, all fall down! http://simonstl.com
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