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

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On Monday 04 November 2002 15:42, Tim Bray wrote:
> Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> > >I am maintaining the position
> > >that constraining syntax is pretty well orthogonal to naming characters
> > >and it is only due to the accident of DTD history that we have this idea
> > >that it's inevitable that "schemas" do both.
> >
> > But, for example, MathML defines both elements and entities.
> > Would you regard it as a special case, pioneering?
> Well, MathML is clearly a special case, it seems very unlikely that any
> other application domain in the history of the universe will have a
> comparable requirement for the use of characters that are not on any
> keyboard and do not have any input method.

Ancient historians studying heiroglyphics and unusual scripts such as Ogham? 
There's a few ancient scripts lurking in the depths of Unicode that are there 
for the historians, I gather.

Probably not a broad enough group to damage the common cases for, though!


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