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

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ann Navarro [mailto:ann@webgeek.com] 
> Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 2:48 PM
> To: John Cowan
> Cc: Tim Bray; David Carlisle; jcowan@reutershealth.com; 
> xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> You can't define 
> entities in XML Schema (except by using a DTD, which doesn't 
> count, IMO). Let's fix that, and it would work just as 
> entities defined in DTDs would. Problem solved for XHTML, and 
> any other language development effort.

It is already a source of much consternation that XSD is not a single
focused spec but instead dabbles poorly in co-occurence constraints then
carries around infoset augmentations like default values. I'd hate to
see it become an even more bloated, jack-of-all-trades spec by having it
support sopmething similar to entities. 

When in doubt, ignore it.                

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