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   XSchema Question 6: Entities

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <SimonStL@classic.msn.com>
  • To: "XML Dev" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jun 98 15:11:48 UT

John Cowan wrote:
>I believe that notations and entities need representation, and both
>Ron's draft and mine now incorporate them.  XSchemas need to be
>convertible to DTDs without losing material information (as opposed
>to structural information about the DTD itself, as indicated by
>parameter entities).

Question: Should entity support be provided in XSchema?

The goals do not require entity support.  During the goals process, a number 
of people suggested staying out of the entity business, though a few also 
thought it was important.  Both Ron and John have included entity support in 
their DTD's.

Simon St.Laurent
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