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

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richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Richard Tobin) writes:
>I have mentioned the possibility of entity names being namespaced, but
>that was not a necessary part of the proposal.  If you mean that the
>entity-binding attributes can't be recognised, then (a) I didn't
>specify whether the entity bindings apply to the other attributes and
>namespace declarations on the same element - that would have to be
>decided, and (b) the xmlent prefix could be a magic, fixed one like
>xml (ugly but possible).

Hmmm... I misread that too.

>And to re-iterate what I said to start with: I don't like this
>proposal very much.  I just wanted to ensure that an obvious approach
>was not ignored.

I don't think there are any paths without obstacles here.

Maybe we should have some kind of entity-processing bake-off, where
developers can implement and show off their various tools? (Preferably
in public, not at a sort-of-concealed W3C event.)

I've been working on such a toolkit (and put up a poster at Extreme),
but have not had time to focus on code. Some notion of common purpose or
a deadline might help get a lot of us motivated.


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