Re: Character Entities: An XML Core WG View
At 03:59 PM 11/1/2002 -0800, Tim Bray wrote: >Ann Navarro wrote: > >>What I'm most interested in is a means of using such a list (whomever >>defines it) in a way that doesn't require gymnastics like internal DTD >>subsets. I don't think that's asking for anything outlandish. > >(a) first of all, why does it have to be internal? If it's external & >identified by a well-known URI I assume that processors could have cached >versions and/or only retrieve when referenced. OK, the objection really isn't about internal, it's about having to author them. >(b) the amount of gymnastics required is going to be about the same >whether it's DTD or some other syntax, I could devise a bunch of syntaxes >for saying that &foobar; means ს but none of them are really going >to be dramatically simpler than the <!ENTITY syntax that DTDs use. That assumes that you're not just a consumer of a DTD, but an author of one (and further assumes that one is present). I don't believe those assumptions are necessarily warranted. Ann
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