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Amelia A Lewis wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 10:20:42PM +0200, Toni Uusitalo wrote:
>>I guess that's inevitable progress to go and dump the DTDs.
>>There must be some research going on that measures when people are
>>ready to switch to the alternatives, I've no clue about this thing myself
>>(about usage numbers of DTDs or RelaxNG etc.).
> For a number of application areas (especially "document" related areas, as
> opposed to "data," for whatever that distinction is worth), there is
> currently no way to move away from DTDs, because entities cannot be defined
> except in DTDs (that's general parsed entities, not parameter entities or
> unparsed entities, which have narrower usage/appeal).
> At present, there's no apparent activity targeted toward providing an
> alternate entity-definition mechanism.
Don't know if you followed the Ant(ish) thread but we use Ant and its
filter capabilities to do what entities do. For example, on copying
<p>blah blah @psuedoentity@ blah<p>
is replaced with its property definition.
Alternatively you could use XInclude.
Entities blow and are unnecessary.