Re: xml 2.0 - so it's on the way after all?
Amelia A Lewis wrote: > On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 10:20:42PM +0200, Toni Uusitalo wrote: > >>I guess that's inevitable progress to go and dump the DTDs. >>There must be some research going on that measures when people are >>ready to switch to the alternatives, I've no clue about this thing myself >>(about usage numbers of DTDs or RelaxNG etc.). > > > For a number of application areas (especially "document" related areas, as > opposed to "data," for whatever that distinction is worth), there is > currently no way to move away from DTDs, because entities cannot be defined > except in DTDs (that's general parsed entities, not parameter entities or > unparsed entities, which have narrower usage/appeal). > > At present, there's no apparent activity targeted toward providing an > alternate entity-definition mechanism. Don't know if you followed the Ant(ish) thread but we use Ant and its filter capabilities to do what entities do. For example, on copying files(ets) like: <p>blah blah @psuedoentity@ blah<p> is replaced with its property definition. Alternatively you could use XInclude. Entities blow and are unnecessary. -Rob > > Amy!
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