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   RE: Proposal Announcement - XML DTDs to XML docs

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <SimonStL@classic.msn.com>
  • To: "Xml-Dev (E-mail)" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 21 May 98 13:29:46 UT

>I also don't believe that I have ever written a DTD (to be used more than
>once) that did NOT use parameter entities.
>If you invent enough subclassing/inheritance/content model reuse features,
>you may be able to get away without them. But you can't just take them out
>if you expect people to do serious document modelling in XML.

And once again, you're making a much stronger claim than I am.  Simply because 
_I_ don't like parameter entities _doesn't_ mean they're being abolished.  
Making them as capable in this model as they are in the current DTDs will take 
some doing, but a basic model is already presented in the proposal.  
Suggestions for expanding that model - from anyone - are welcome.

Simon St.Laurent
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