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   Re: [xml-dev] Alternative "character entity" proposal

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At 11:26 AM -0400 10/21/03, Rich Salz wrote:
>This is interesting.
>Is scoping really necessary?  That seems like "value add" above what 
>internal entities now provide, and double the amount of stacks that 
>need to be maintained (namespaces and now entities).  How about 
>removing scoping and limiting xmlent:xxx attributes to the XML 
>prolog.  That might cause issues for SOAP/WS folks, so maybe make it 
>be limited to the root element.

No, that causes problems as soon as you start moving pieces of 
documents around and sticking them in other documents. That's already 
a major problem for XInlcude when you start worrying about unparsed 
entity and notation information items. Element scoping makes sense.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)


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