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

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Ann Navarro wrote:

> What I'm most interested in is a means of using such a list (whomever
> defines it) in a way that doesn't require gymnastics like internal DTD
> subsets. I don't think that's asking for anything outlandish.

(a) first of all, why does it have to be internal?  If it's external & 
identified by a well-known URI I assume that processors could have 
cached versions and/or only retrieve when referenced.
(b) the amount of gymnastics required is going to be about the same 
whether it's DTD or some other syntax, I could devise a bunch of 
syntaxes for saying that &foobar; means ს but none of them are 
really going to be dramatically simpler than the <!ENTITY syntax that 
DTDs use.

I'm not hostile to what people want to accomplish here; It's just that I 
haven't seen a suggestion from anybody yet that's clearly better than 
what we have now. -Tim


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