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  • From: "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@isogen.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 14:49:19 -0500

At 02:26 PM 5/6/98 -0500, W. Eliot Kimber wrote:
>At 12:20 PM 5/6/98 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>>At 02:02 PM 5/6/98 -0500, W. Eliot Kimber wrote:
>>>XML DTDs are essentially unmaintainable because of the limitations on the
>>>use of parameter entities.
>>Hmm, but those limitations really only apply to the internal subset.  Am
>>I missing something?  (Mind you, there are those who say that the absence
>>of exclusion exceptions makes 'em unmaintainable). 
>The inability to use parameter entities inside of declarations is the
>problem--unless I've misunderstood the restriction.

Tim pointed out that this restriction is only in the internal subset, not
the external subset. I had forgotten this detail.


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