Re: Character Entities: An XML Core WG View
Going out on limb here, but I don't believe XML needs this feature. People who are concerned about ease of authoring should be using SGML instead. I don't think that that is going out on a limb, it may well be the majority view. It's a view I hold myself on alternate days. However it is one thing to acknowledge the problems and state that XML does not address them and to say use SGML (or Simon's ent filter or something else). It is another to do as XML Core WG is apparently trying to do which is just dismiss the issue as lack of user understanding. Problems with using character entities take up a large part of the problems you see on MathML lists and also XSL list (which in the main is use of XHTML entities) I think that the current Core WG document shows a severe lack of appreciation of the problems end users are having with the result of the current collection of W3C specs if they try to use entities. David _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Scanning Service. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp or alternatively call Star Internet for details on the Virus Scanning Service.
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