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   Re: [xml-dev] Character Entities: An XML Core WG View

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jcowan@reutershealth.com (John Cowan) writes:
>> Insufficient, overly sufficient, whatever - the burden of persuasion
>> in W3C process always falls on those who don't make the decision.
>Not so.  Until a week ago, the burden of persuasion was on the Core WG
>to come up with a mechanism for character entities or show that none
>was needed.  We have done the latter.  The next move belongs to y'all.

Sorry, John, but this game is tired.

The XML Core Working Group is welcome to hide behind the bulwark of "use
the Internal DTD Subset" for as long as they want, while developers come
up with alternatives or merely curse the dark.  

If the WG is content with the W3C's having effectively (if horribly)
deprecated half the capabilities of DTDs while they still promote the
other half, there's really not a damn thing we can do about it.  However
poorly internal DTDs solve the problem, they do solve it.

It's time to get on with developing better solutions, whether or not the
supposed core is interested.  

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
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