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- From: Aaron Skonnard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Rick JELLIFFE <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 20:00:25 -0600
Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> XInclude is no replacement for entity referneces in attribute values or
> in text-only data content. Neither does it adequately substitute for
> the ISO public entity sets for special characters: HTML advocates have
> made it quite clear during the XHTML discussions that the idea that
> entity references will not go away quickly. (XInclude is a bad idea, if
> considered alone, because it will fragment XML into XML+XInclude and
> XML: it would be better to bundle it as part of namespaces and XBase.)
What we really need is the next version of XML ( Infoset + XML 1.0 - DTDs +
Namespaces + XBase/XInclude + XML Schemas ).
> A DTD is carted around with a document when the document is considered
> by its originater to have some life. The DTD represents constraints on
> the future of the document not just its present.
> XML Schemas may even lead to a resurgence of the use of DTDs: this is
> because once schema software is in place as a layer, the particular
> syntax becomes less important. (Of course, where there are features that
> cannot be supported, that is different. No magic.)
What? How? You lost me...