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

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Ann Navarro wrote:

> I have to agree with previous comments that while the position of the
> XML Core WG may be technically feasible, it does nothing to address the
> needs of the stated audience for named character entities.

Could you expand on this?  By stated audience I assume you mean HTML. 
XHTML wants to have human-readable names for less-used characters.  A 
bunch of declarations in the DTD allow this to happen.  It's easier in 
XML than SGML because you can map them to something interoperable, 
namely Unicode code points rather than SDATA voodoo.

Which requirement is being unmet?  Is there a requirement that DTDs not 
be involved in the process? -Tim


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