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

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> very few of the people who've told me they need a new character entity
> mechanism have been thinking of a standardised set of entities as the
> solution.

I don't think its a solution either, but given the current mess we are
in I'll take something I think is achievable and look for solutions
later. I think it is needed anyway even for the minimalist "solution"
suggested in the "View" Document. It happily presupposes that coming up
with a common set of mappings for the ISO entity names is easy.

Basically I think that either you need to take that on as an activity or
modify the document to acknowledge that such a unified set currently
doesn't exist and that making such a set is too big a job for you to
contemplate taking on. Of course it would be difficult to add such a
comment without changing the document's dissmisive tone that there really
isn't any problem, but that wouldn't be a bad thing.


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