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

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On Wed, 2003-10-22 at 11:19, Bob Foster wrote:
> Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>  > So I think that Richard is sadly correct here: people who want to use
>  > named character references and get rid of DTDs must implement their
>  > own non-standard systems.  So we should not waste our time with
>  > standards conformance, but just go ahead and do it; if enough of
>  > us implement the same thing, maybe W3C will add it.   If a
>  > standard is an "agreement" that reflects industry practise, I guess
>  > that is the way it has to be.  What should XML-DEVers do? Define some
>  > SAX property to handle this, then get it implemented in the standard
>  > SAX parsers?
> I think it would be interesting to explore the solution space that can 
> be implemented by an XSLT transform, preferably XSLT 1.0. 

Yes, that was the purpose of my latest proposal

Now, if we were using XSLT 2.0, we could use regular expressions more
easily and define the scope (both for elements and attributes) where
another syntax -$(fubar) or anything else- could be used as entity

> (I don't think 
> people are married to the &fubar; syntax; it's more like they're stuck 
> with it.)


> At least, this space should be exhausted before changes to XML or 
> specialized preprocessors are invoked.


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