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

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richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Richard Tobin) writes:
>Making undefined entities a validity error in order to allow
>experimentation would reduce interoperability.  I don't really see any
>advantage to it over just doing those experiments with non-conforming
>processors.  You don't need the XML Core Group's permission to do that

I think Richard's right about this - there's no sense changing the rules
used in production to support experimentation.

At the same time, I think it would help for a lot of people to start
cooking up their own non-conforming processors so that we have a field
in which experiments can take place.


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