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   RE: RE: RE: Why no ']]>' in CharData?

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 05:10:47 -0800

>I've got a lot of decimal-based entities in my code; what is 
>your compelling reason for making me convert all of them to
>hex in the name of a *Simple* Markup Language?  Conversely,
>maybe Joe over there uses a lot of hex-based Unicode entities;
>why should he have to go in and convert 'em to decimal?

That is a compelling reason except SML, as it is now, requires
at least some conversion/checking to make sure XML documents
conforms to SML.  So there is no extra cost for converting
everything to hex.

Can you think of any other compelling reasons?  I am genuinely


Don Park    -   mailto:donpark@docuverse.com
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